Day 18 Morning Prayer
- LORD, thou hast been our refuge: from one generation to another.
- Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the earth and the world were made: thou art God from everlasting, and world without end.
- Thou turnest man to destruction: again thou sayest, Come again, ye children of men.
- For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday: seeing that is past as a watch in the night.
- As soon as thou scatterest them they are even as a sleep: and fade away suddenly like the grass.
- In the morning it is green, and groweth up: but in the evening it is cut down, dried up, and withered.
- For we consume away in thy displeasure: and are afraid at thy wrathful indignation.
- Thou hast set our misdeeds before thee: and our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
- For when thou art angry all our days are gone: we bring our years to an end, as it were a tale that is told.
- The days of our age are threescore years and ten; and though men be so strong that they come to fourscore years: yet is their strength then but labour and sorrow; so soon passeth it away, and we are gone.
- But who regardeth the power of thy wrath: for even thereafter as a man feareth, so is thy displeasure.
- So teach us to number our days: that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
- Turn thee again, O Lord, at the last: and be gracious unto thy servants.
- O satisfy us with thy mercy, and that soon: so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.
- Comfort us again now after the time that thou hast plagued us: and for the years wherein we have suffered adversity.
- Shew thy servants thy work: and their children thy glory.
- And the glorious majesty of the Lord our God be upon us: prosper thou the work of our hands upon us, O prosper thou our handywork.
- WHOSO dwelleth under the defence of the most High: shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
- I will say unto the Lord, Thou art my hope, and my strong hold: my God, in him will I trust.
- For he shall deliver thee from the snare of the hunter: and from the noisome pestilence.
- He shall defend thee under his wings, and thou shalt be safe under his feathers: his faithfulness and truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
- Thou shalt not be afraid for any terror by night: nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
- For the pestilence that walketh in darkness: nor for the sickness that destroyeth in the noon-day.
- A thousand shall fall beside thee, and ten thousand at thy right hand: but it shall not come nigh thee.
- Yea, with thine eyes shalt thou behold: and see the reward of the ungodly.
- For thou, Lord, art my hope: thou hast set thine house of defence very high.
- There shall no evil happen unto thee: neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
- For he shall give his angels charge over thee: to keep thee in all thy ways.
- They shall bear thee in their hands: that thou hurt not thy foot against a stone.
- Thou shalt go upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou tread under thy feet.
- Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him up, because he hath known my Name.
- He shall call upon me, and I will hear him: yea, I am with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and bring him to honour.
- With long life will I satisfy him: and shew him my salvation.
Bonum est confiteri
- IT IS a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord: and to sing praises unto thy Name, O most Highest;
- To tell of thy loving-kindness early in the morning: and of thy truth in the night-season;
- Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the lute: upon a loud instrument, and upon the harp.
- For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy works: and I will rejoice in giving praise for the operations of thy hands.
- O Lord, how glorious are thy works: thy thoughts are very deep.
- An unwise man doth not well consider this: and a fool doth not understand it.
- When the ungodly are green as the grass, and when all the workers of wickedness do flourish: then shall they be destroyed for ever; but thou, Lord, art the most Highest for evermore.
- For lo, thine enemies, O Lord, lo, thine enemies shall perish: and all the workers of wickedness shall be destroyed.
- But mine horn shall be exalted like the horn of an unicorn: for I am anointed with fresh oil.
- Mine eye also shall see his lust of mine enemies: and mine ear shall hear his desire of the wicked that arise up against me.
- The righteous shall flourish like a palm-tree: and shall spread abroad like a cedar in Libanus.
- Such as are planted in the house of the Lord: shall flourish in the courts of the house of our God.
- They also shall bring forth more fruit in their age: and shall be fat and well-liking.
- That they may shew how true the Lord my strength is: and that there is no unrighteousness in him.