The Exhortation to the Apostles
Jacques Joseph “James” Tissot
between 1886 and 1894
Brooklyn Museum, New York, New York
Public Domain

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The Collect

O LORD, from whom all good things do come; Grant to us thy humble servants, that by thy holy inspiration we may think those things that be good, and by thy merciful guiding may perform the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Epistle – James 1:22-end

BE ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass. For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

The Gospel – John 16:23-end

VERILY, verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: the time cometh when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father. At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you; for the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father. His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb. Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God. Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe? Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.

The Daily Lessons for the Week

DateAM PsalmsPM PsalmsO.T. and Holy DaysWeekdayNT, Holy Days, etc.
17-MayPs 137 Ps 138 1 Chr 185th Sunday after EasterJames 1:22-27; Ps 107; John 16:23-33
18-MayPs 139 Ps 140 1 Chr 19 & 1 Chr 20 Monday2 Cor 11 
19-MayPs 141 Ps 142 1 Chr 21 Tuesday2 Cor 12 
20-MayPs 143 Ps 144 1 Chr 22 Wednesday2 Cor 13 
21-MayPs 145 Ps 146 1 Chr 23 The AscensionActs 1:1-11; Ps 110; Mark 16:14-20
22-MayPs 147 Ps 1481 Chr 24 & 1 Chr 25 Friday1 Thes 1 
23-MayPs 149Ps 1501 Chr 26 Saturday1 Thes 2 

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