Readings of the day: Wednesday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time
Gladden the soul of thy servant, for to thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. For thou, O Lord, art good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call on thee.
Reading for the day
Reading for the day
- 1 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry.
- 2 And he prayed to the LORD and said, "I pray thee, LORD, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that thou art a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love
- 3 Therefore now, O LORD, take my life from me, I beseech thee, for it is better for me to die than to live."
- 4 And the LORD said, "Do you do well to be angry?"
- 5 Then Jonah went out of the city and sat to the east of the city, and made a booth for himself there. He sat under it in the shade, till he should see what would become of the city.
- 6 And the LORD God appointed a plant, and made it come up over Jonah, that it might be a shade over his head, to save him from his discomfort. So Jonah was exceedingly glad because of the plant.
- 7 But when dawn came up the next day, God appointed a worm which attacked the plant, so that it withered.
- 8 When the sun rose, God appointed a sultry east wind, and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah so that he was faint; and he asked that he might die, and said, "It is better for me to die than to live."
- 9 But God said to Jonah, "Do you do well to be angry for the plant?" And he said, "I do well to be angry, angry enough to die."
- 10 And the LORD said, "You pity the plant, for which you did not labor, nor did you make it grow, which came into being in a night, and perished in a night.
- 11 And should not I pity Nin'eveh, that great city, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand persons who do not know their right hand from their left, and also much cattle?"
Psalms 86:3-6, 9-10
Response: Lord, you are merciful and gracious.
- 3 be gracious to me, O Lord, for to thee do I cry all the day.
- 4 Gladden the soul of thy servant, for to thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. R
- 5 For thou, O Lord, art good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call on thee.
- 6 Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; hearken to my cry of supplication. R
- 9 All the nations thou hast made shall come and bow down before thee, O Lord, and shall glorify thy name.
- 10 For thou art great and doest wondrous things, thou alone art God. R
Gospel for the day
- 1 He was praying in a certain place, and when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples."
- 2 And he said to them, "When you pray, say: "Father, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come.
- 3 Give us each day our daily bread;
- 4 and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive every one who is indebted to us; and lead us not into temptation."
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