Daily Bible Reading

Rogation Wednesday

Liturgical Color: Violet

Introit

A-RISE || O | Lord | -:
    help us and deliver us | for | Thy | Name's | sake. 
|| We have heard, O God, with | our | ears, 
    our fath- | ers | have | told | us

Psalm Readings

Matins: Psalm 70

Vespers: Psalm 70

Collect

Grant, we beseech Thee, O almighty God, that we who in our affliction put our trust in Thy mercy, may ever be defended by Thy protection against all adversity. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

First Reading: James 5:16-20

Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit. Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.

Gradual

 || O Lord, Thou hast saved us from our | ene- | mies:
    and hast put them to shame | that | hat- | ed | us.
|| In God we boast all the day | long | -:
    and praise Thy | name | for | ev- | er.
|| Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of | Thy | Name:
    and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for Thy name's sake. Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is their God? | Hal- | le- | lu- | jah.

Second Reading: Luke 11:5-13

And He said to them, “Which of you shall have a friend, and go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine has come to me on his journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; and he will answer from within and say, ‘Do not trouble me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give to you’? I say to you, though he will not rise and give to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will rise and give him as many as he needs. “So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”

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