Johann Arndt and Jacob Boehme, Mystics, 1621 and 1624

Monday, May 11, 2020Tuesday, May 11, 2021Wednesday, May 11, 2022
The Collect: 

Rite I:
Holy God, who dwellest with them that are of a contrite and humble spirit; Revive our spirits; purify us from deceitful lusts; and cloth us in righteousness and true holiness; though Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God now and for ever. Amen.

Rite II:
Holy God, who dwells with those have a contrite and humble spirit; Revive our spirits; purify us from deceitful lusts; and cloth us in righteousness and true holiness; though Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God now and for ever. Amen.

First Lesson: 
Proverbs 3:1–7

1    My child, do not forget my teaching,
         but let your heart keep my commandments;
2    for length of days and years of life
         and abundant welfare they will give you.

3    Do not let loyalty and faithfulness forsake you;
         bind them round your neck,
         write them on the tablet of your heart.
4    So you will find favour and good repute
         in the sight of God and of people.

5    Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
         and do not rely on your own insight.
6    In all your ways acknowledge him,
         and he will make straight your paths.
7    Do not be wise in your own eyes;
         fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.

Psalm: 
Psalm 119:137–144

137 You are righteous, O Lord, *
          and upright are your judgments.
138 You have issued your decrees *
          with justice and in perfect faithfulness.
139 My indignation has consumed me, *
          because my enemies forget your words.
140 Your word has been tested to the uttermost, *
          and your servant holds it dear.
141 I am small and of little account, *
          yet I do not forget your commandments.
142 Your justice is an everlasting justice *
          and your law is the truth.
143 Trouble and distress have come upon me, *
          yet your commandments are my delight.
144 The righteousness of your decrees is everlasting; *
          grant me understanding, that I may live.

Gospel: 
John 17:22–26

22 The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, 23 I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. 24 Father, I desire that those also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory, which you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.

25 ‘Righteous Father, the world does not know you, but I know you; and these know that you have sent me. 26 I made your name known to them, and I will make it known, so that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.’

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.