Daily Bible Reading

Rogate, Fifth Sunday of Easter

Chief Hymn: The Lutheran Hymnal #458

Liturgical Color: White

Introit

WITH A || voice of singing, declare, pro- | claim | this, *

Utter it to the end of the earth. Al- | le- | lu- | ia!

|| “The Lord has redeemed His servant | Ja- | cob!” *

Alleluia! Al- | le- | lu- | ia! (Isaiah 48:20b)

|| Make a joyful shout to God, all the | earth! | - *

Sing out the honor of His name; Make His praise | glo- | ri- | ous.

|| I cried to Him with my | mouth, | - *

And He was extolled | with | my | tongue.

|| Certainly God has | heard | me; *

He has attended to the voice | of | my | pray-er.

|| Blessèd be God, who has not turned away my | pray-er, ∙ | - *

Nor His mer- | cy | from | me! (Psalm 66:1-2, 17, 19–20)

GLORIA PATRI (From Hymnal)

|| With a voice of singing, declare, pro- | claim | this, *

Utter it to the end of the earth. Al- | le- | lu- | ia!

|| “The Lord has redeemed His servant | Ja- | cob!” *

Alleluia! Al- | le- | lu- | ia! (Isaiah 48:20b)

Psalm Readings

Matins: Psalm 84

Vespers: Psalm 124

Collect

O God, from Whom all good things do come, grant to us, Thy humble servants, that by Thy holy inspiration we may think those things that be right and by Thy merciful guiding may perform the same; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

First Reading: James 1:22-27

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does. If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless. Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

Gradual

|| Alle- | lu- | ia!*

Al- | le- | lu- | ia!

|| Christ who has redeemed us with His | blood, | - *

Is risen and has appeared unto us. Al- | le- | lu- | ia!

|| I came forth from the Father and have come into the | world. | - *

Again, I leave the world and go to the Father. Al- | le- | lu- | ia! (Liturgical text based on St. Luke 24:46b; St. John 16:28)

Second Reading: John 16:23-30

“And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. “These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; but the time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but I will tell you plainly about the Father. In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I shall pray the Father for you; for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from God. I came forth from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world and go to the Father.” His disciples said to Him, “See, now You are speaking plainly, and using no figure of speech! Now we are sure that You know all things, and have no need that anyone should question You. By this we believe that You came forth from God.”

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Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.