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Sunday February 5 - Morning
Sunday February 5 - Evening

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Sunday February 5 - Morning

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Recommended liturgies
ANZPB pp58-60 or pp104-106

The readings are those set for Morning Prayer for February 5.

Psalms 5 & 6
Jeremiah 26:1-16
Acts 3:1-10

Psalms 5 & 6

Psalm 5

1 Listen to my words, Lord,
 consider my lament.
2 Hear my cry for help,
 my King and my God,
 for to you I pray.

3 In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice;
 in the morning I lay my requests before you
 and wait expectantly.
4 For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness;
 with you, evil people are not welcome.
5 The arrogant cannot stand
 in your presence.
You hate all who do wrong;
6 you destroy those who tell lies.
The bloodthirsty and deceitful
 you, Lord, detest.
7 But I, by your great love,
 can come into your house;
in reverence I bow down
 toward your holy temple.

8 Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness
 because of my enemies—
 make your way straight before me.
9 Not a word from their mouth can be trusted;
 their heart is filled with malice.
Their throat is an open grave;
 with their tongues they tell lies.
10 Declare them guilty, O God!
 Let their intrigues be their downfall.
Banish them for their many sins,
 for they have rebelled against you.
11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad;
 let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection over them,
 that those who love your name may rejoice in you.

12 Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous;
 you surround them with your favor as with a shield.

Psalm 6

1 Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger
 or discipline me in your wrath.
2 Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am faint;
 heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony.
3 My soul is in deep anguish.
 How long, Lord, how long?

4 Turn, Lord, and deliver me;
 save me because of your unfailing love.
5 Among the dead no one proclaims your name.
 Who praises you from the grave?

6 I am worn out from my groaning.

All night long I flood my bed with weeping
 and drench my couch with tears.
7 My eyes grow weak with sorrow;
 they fail because of all my foes.

8 Away from me, all you who do evil,
 for the Lord has heard my weeping.
9 The Lord has heard my cry for mercy;
 the Lord accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies will be overwhelmed with shame and anguish;
 they will turn back and suddenly be put to shame.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and shall be for ever. Amen.

Jeremiah 26:1-16

1 Early in the reign of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, this word came from the Lord: 2 “This is what the Lord says: Stand in the courtyard of the Lord’s house and speak to all the people of the towns of Judah who come to worship in the house of the Lord. Tell them everything I command you; do not omit a word. 3 Perhaps they will listen and each will turn from their evil ways. Then I will relent and not inflict on them the disaster I was planning because of the evil they have done. 4 Say to them, ‘This is what the Lord says: If you do not listen to me and follow my law, which I have set before you, 5 and if you do not listen to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I have sent to you again and again (though you have not listened), 6 then I will make this house like Shiloh and this city a curse among all the nations of the earth.’”

7 The priests, the prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah speak these words in the house of the Lord. 8 But as soon as Jeremiah finished telling all the people everything the Lord had commanded him to say, the priests, the prophets and all the people seized him and said, “You must die! 9 Why do you prophesy in the Lord’s name that this house will be like Shiloh and this city will be desolate and deserted?” And all the people crowded around Jeremiah in the house of the Lord.

10 When the officials of Judah heard about these things, they went up from the royal palace to the house of the Lord and took their places at the entrance of the New Gate of the Lord’s house. 11 Then the priests and the prophets said to the officials and all the people, “This man should be sentenced to death because he has prophesied against this city. You have heard it with your own ears!”

12 Then Jeremiah said to all the officials and all the people: “The Lord sent me to prophesy against this house and this city all the things you have heard. 13 Now reform your ways and your actions and obey the Lord your God. Then the Lord will relent and not bring the disaster he has pronounced against you. 14 As for me, I am in your hands; do with me whatever you think is good and right. 15 Be assured, however, that if you put me to death, you will bring the guilt of innocent blood on yourselves and on this city and on those who live in it, for in truth the Lord has sent me to you to speak all these words in your hearing.”

16 Then the officials and all the people said to the priests and the prophets, “This man should not be sentenced to death! He has spoken to us in the name of the Lord our God.”

Acts 3:1-10

1 One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer — at three in the afternoon. 2 Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. 3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. 4 Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” 5 So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.

6 Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” 7 Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. 8 He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. 9 When all the people saw him walking and praising God, 10 they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.


We praise you, God,
that the light of Christ shines in our darkness
and is never overcome;
show us the way we must go to eternal day;
through Jesus Christ our Lord

Sunday February 5 - Evening

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Recommended liturgies
ANZPB pp60-63 or pp107-109

The readings are those set for Evening Prayer for February 5.

Psalm 4
Amos 2:4-16
Ephesians 4:17-32

Psalm 4

1 Answer me when I call to you,
 my righteous God.
Give me relief from my distress;
 have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

2 How long will you people turn my glory into shame?
 How long will you love delusions and seek false gods?
3 Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for himself;
 the Lord hears when I call to him.

4 Tremble and do not sin;
 when you are on your beds,
 search your hearts and be silent.
5 Offer the sacrifices of the righteous
 and trust in the Lord.

6 Many, Lord, are asking, “Who will bring us prosperity?”
 Let the light of your face shine on us.
7 Fill my heart with joy
 when their grain and new wine abound.

8 In peace I will lie down and sleep,
 for you alone, Lord,
 make me dwell in safety.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and shall be for ever. Amen.

Amos 2:4-16

4 This is what the Lord says:

“For three sins of Judah,
 even for four, I will not relent.
Because they have rejected the law of the Lord
 and have not kept his decrees,
because they have been led astray by false gods,
 the gods their ancestors followed,
5 I will send fire on Judah
 that will consume the fortresses of Jerusalem.”

6 This is what the Lord says:

“For three sins of Israel,
 even for four, I will not relent.
They sell the innocent for silver,
 and the needy for a pair of sandals.
7 They trample on the heads of the poor
 as on the dust of the ground
 and deny justice to the oppressed.
Father and son use the same girl
 and so profane my holy name.
8 They lie down beside every altar
 on garments taken in pledge.
In the house of their god
 they drink wine taken as fines.

9 “Yet I destroyed the Amorites before them,
 though they were tall as the cedars
 and strong as the oaks.
I destroyed their fruit above
 and their roots below.
10 I brought you up out of Egypt
 and led you forty years in the wilderness
 to give you the land of the Amorites.

11 “I also raised up prophets from among your children
 and Nazirites from among your youths.
Is this not true, people of Israel?”

declares the Lord.

Ephesians 4:17-32

17 So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. 18 They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. 19 Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed.

20 That, however, is not the way of life you learned 21 when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. 22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. 26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. 28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.

29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.


We praise you, God,
that the light of Christ shines in our darkness
and is never overcome;
show us the way we must go to eternal day;
through Jesus Christ our Lord

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