Proper 14
week of the Sunday closest to August 10

Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

First Lesson: Jonah 2:1-9
From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the LORD his God. He said: "In my distress I called to the LORD,
and he answered me.
From the depths of the grave I called for help,
and you listened to my cry.
You hurled me into the deep,
into the very heart of the seas,
and the currents swirled about me;
all your waves and breakers
swept over me.
I said, 'I have been banished
from your sight;
yet I will look again
toward your holy temple.'
The engulfing waters threatened me,
the deep surrounded me;
seaweed was wrapped around my head.
To the roots of the mountains I sank down;
the earth beneath barred me in forever.
But you brought my life up from the pit,
O LORD my God.

When my life was ebbing away,
I remembered you, LORD,
and my prayer rose to you, to your holy temple.

Those who cling to worthless idols
forfeit the grace that could be theirs.
But I, with a song of thanksgiving,
will sacrifice to you.
What I have vowed I will make good.
Salvation comes from the LORD."

Second Lesson: Romans 9:1-5
I speak the truth in Christ--I am not lying, my conscience confirms it in the Holy Spirit-- I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, those of my own race, the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption as sons; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises. Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of Christ, who is God over all, forever praised! Amen.

Psalm: 29

  1. Ascribe to the LORD, you gods, *
    ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
  2. Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his Name; *
    worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
  3. The voice of the LORD is upon the waters;
    the God of glory thunders; *
    the LORD is upon the mighty waters.
  4. The voice of the LORD is a powerful voice; *
    the voice of the LORD is a voice of splendor.
  5. The voice of the LORD breaks the cedar trees; *
    the LORD breaks the cedars of Lebanon;
  6. He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, *
    and Mount Hermon like a young wild ox.
  7. The voice of the LORD splits the flames of fire;
    the voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness; *
    the LORD shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
  8. The voice of the LORD makes the oak trees writhe *
    and strips the forests bare.
  9. And in the temple of the LORD *
    all are crying, "Glory!"
  10. The LORD sits enthroned above the flood; *
    the LORD sits enthroned as King for evermore.
  11. The LORD shall give strength to his people; *
    the LORD shall give his people the blessing of peace.

Gospel: Matthew 14:22-23
Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone,

Collect & Psalm from the Book of Common Prayer
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