Harriet Ross Tubman, Social Reformer, 1913

Tuesday, March 10, 2020Wednesday, March 10, 2021Thursday, March 10, 2022
The Collect: 

Rite I:
O God, whose Spirit guideth us into all truth and maketh us free: Strengthen and sustain us as thou didst thy daughter Harriet Tubman. Give us vision and courage to stand against oppression and injustice and all that worketh against the glorious liberty to which thou callest all thy children; through Jesus Christ our Savior, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Rite II:
O God, whose Spirit guides us into all truth and makes us free: Strengthen and sustain us as you did your daughter Harriet. Give us vision and courage to stand against oppression and injustice and all that works against the glorious liberty to which you call all your children; through Jesus Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

First Lesson: 
James 2:14–17

14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill’, and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that? 17 So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.

Psalm: 
Psalm 102

1 Lord, hear my prayer, and let my cry come before you; *
       hide not your face from me in the day of my trouble.
2 Incline your ear to me; *
       when I call, make haste to answer me,
3 For my days drift away like smoke, *
       and my bones are hot as burning coals.
4 My heart is smitten like grass and withered, *
       so that I forget to eat my bread.
5 Because of the voice of my groaning *
       I am but skin and bones.
6 I have become like a vulture in the wilderness, *
       like an owl among the ruins.
7 I lie awake and groan; *
       I am like a sparrow, lonely on a house-top.
8 My enemies revile me all day long, *
       and those who scoff at me have taken an oath against me.
9 For I have eaten ashes for bread *
       and mingled my drink with weeping.
10 Because of your indignation and wrath *
       you have lifted me up and thrown me away.
11 My days pass away like a shadow, *
       and I wither like the grass.
12 But you, O Lord, endure for ever, *
       and your Name from age to age.
13 You will arise and have compassion on Zion,
    for it is time to have mercy upon her; *
       indeed, the appointed time has come.
14 For your servants love her very rubble, *
       and are moved to pity even for her dust.
15 The nations shall fear your Name, O Lord, *
       and all the kings of the earth your glory.
16 For the Lord will build up Zion, *
       and his glory will appear.
17 He will look with favor on the prayer of the homeless; *
       he will not despise their plea.
18 Let this be written for a future generation, *
       so that a people yet unborn may praise the Lord.
19 For the Lord looked down from his holy place on high; *
       from the heavens he beheld the earth;
20 That he might hear the groan of the captive *
       and set free those condemned to die;
21 That they may declare in Zion the Name of the Lord, *
       and his praise in Jerusalem;
22 When the peoples are gathered together, *
       and the kingdoms also, to serve the Lord.
23 He has brought down my strength before my time; *
       he has shortened the number of my days;
24 And I said, “O my God,
    do not take me away in the midst of my days; *
       your years endure throughout all generations.
25 In the beginning, O Lord, you laid the foundations
                                  of the earth, *
       and the heavens are the work of your hands;
26 They shall perish, but you will endure;
     they all shall wear out like a garment; *
       as clothing you will change them,
       and they shall be changed;
27 But you are always the same, *
       and your years will never end.
28 The children of your servants shall continue, *
       and their offspring shall stand fast in your sight.”

Gospel: 
Luke 11:5–10

5 And he said to them, ‘Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, “Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; 6 for a friend of mine has arrived, and I have nothing to set before him.” 7 And he answers from within, “Do not bother me; the door has already been locked, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.” 8 I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, at least because of his persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs.

9 ‘So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.

The Old Testament, New Testament and Gospels readings are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Anglicized Edition, copyright 1989, 1995, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

The Collects, Psalms and Canticles are from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979.