Daily Bible Readings

Taken from the Daily Lectionary of the Lutheran Hymnal

Ember Wednesday

Liturgical Color: Violet


RE-MEM- || ber, O Lord, thy tender mercies and thy loving | kind·ness- | es: 
    for they have been ev- | er | of | old.
|| Unto Thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in | Thee | -: 
    let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph | ov- | er | me.

Psalm Readings

Matins: Psalm 111

Vespers: Psalm 27


Mercifully hear our prayers, we beseech Thee, O Lord, and stretch forth the right hand of Thy Majesty against all our enemies, through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

First Reading: Exodus 24:12-18

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|| O Lord, the troubles of my heart are en- | larged |-:
     O bring thou me out of my dis- | tress- | es.
|| Look upon mine affliction and | my | pain:
    and forgive | all | my sins.

Second Reading: Matthew 12:38-50

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