Sunday, February 18, 2007

Wednesday of the First Week of Lent


R. My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.

V. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed.

A Reading from the Second Epistle of St Paul to the Corinthians

Brethren: For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the spirit of sonship. When we cry, "Abba! Father!" it is the Spirit himself bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God; for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the glorious liberty of the children of God.


Arise, O LORD, and go to Thy resting place, Thou and the Ark of thy might.

The LORD swore to David a sure oath from which He will not turn back:
"One of the sons of your body I will set on your throne.”

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St Mark
(Mark 11:22-26, Mat 7:7-8)

The Lord said: "Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, “Be taken up and cast into the sea,” and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against any one; so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.


I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD.

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