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A Worldwide Classic
This plan follows the Daily Office Lectionary found in The Book of Common Prayer (1979) used worldwide by Anglicans and Episcopalians.

Over the course of 2 years, enjoy daily readings comprised of passages from the Psalms, Old Testament, New Testament, and Gospels.

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A Worldwide Classic
This plan follows the Daily Office Lectionary found in The Book of Common Prayer (1979) used worldwide by Anglicans and Episcopalians.

Over the course of 2 years, enjoy daily readings comprised of passages from the Psalms, Old Testament, New Testament, and Gospels.

© 2017 Crossway. All Rights Reserved.

    February 4: Psalms 75–76; Psalm 23; Psalm 27; Isaiah 57:3–13; Galatians 5:25–6:10; Mark 9:14–29

    February 4: Psalms 75–76; Psalm 23; Psalm 27; Isaiah 57:3–13; Galatians 5:25–6:10; Mark 9:14–29

    4 Epiphany

    First Psalm:

    Psalms 75–76

    Psalms 75–76 (Listen)
    God Will Judge with Equity
    To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Psalm of Asaph. A Song.

    75   We give thanks to you, O God;
        we give thanks, for your name is near.
      We1 recount your wondrous deeds.

    2   “At the set time that I appoint
        I will judge with equity.
    3   When the earth totters, and all its inhabitants,
        it is I who keep steady its pillars. Selah
    4   I say to the boastful, ‘Do not boast,’
        and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up your horn;
    5   do not lift up your horn on high,
        or speak with haughty neck.’”

    6   For not from the east or from the west
        and not from the wilderness comes lifting up,
    7   but it is God who executes judgment,
        putting down one and lifting up another.
    8   For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup
        with foaming wine, well mixed,
      and he pours out from it,
        and all the wicked of the earth
        shall drain it down to the dregs.

    9   But I will declare it forever;
        I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
    10   All the horns of the wicked I will cut off,
        but the horns of the righteous shall be lifted up.

    Who Can Stand Before You?
    To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of Asaph. A Song.

    76   In Judah God is known;
        his name is great in Israel.
    2   His abode has been established in Salem,
        his dwelling place in Zion.
    3   There he broke the flashing arrows,
        the shield, the sword, and the weapons of war. Selah

    4   Glorious are you, more majestic
        than the mountains full of prey.
    5   The stouthearted were stripped of their spoil;
        they sank into sleep;
      all the men of war
        were unable to use their hands.
    6   At your rebuke, O God of Jacob,
        both rider and horse lay stunned.

    7   But you, you are to be feared!
        Who can stand before you
        when once your anger is roused?
    8   From the heavens you uttered judgment;
        the earth feared and was still,
    9   when God arose to establish judgment,
        to save all the humble of the earth. Selah

    10   Surely the wrath of man shall praise you;
        the remnant2 of wrath you will put on like a belt.
    11   Make your vows to the LORD your God and perform them;
        let all around him bring gifts
        to him who is to be feared,
    12   who cuts off the spirit of princes,
        who is to be feared by the kings of the earth.

    [1] 75:1 Hebrew They

    [2] 76:10 Or extremity


    Second Psalm:

    Psalm 23; Psalm 27

    Psalm 23 (Listen)
    The Lord Is My Shepherd
    A Psalm of David.

    23   The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    2     He makes me lie down in green pastures.
      He leads me beside still waters.1
    3     He restores my soul.
      He leads me in paths of righteousness2
        for his name’s sake.

    4   Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,3
        I will fear no evil,
      for you are with me;
        your rod and your staff,
        they comfort me.

    5   You prepare a table before me
        in the presence of my enemies;
      you anoint my head with oil;
        my cup overflows.
    6   Surely4 goodness and mercy5 shall follow me
        all the days of my life,
      and I shall dwell6 in the house of the LORD

    [1] 23:2 Hebrew beside waters of rest

    [2] 23:3 Or in right paths

    [3] 23:4 Or the valley of deep darkness

    [4] 23:6 Or Only

    [5] 23:6 Or steadfast love

    [6] 23:6 Or shall return to dwell

    [7] 23:6 Hebrew for length of days


    Psalm 27 (Listen)
    The Lord Is My Light

    • 10 min
    February 3: Psalm 69; Psalm 73; Isaiah 56:1–8; Galatians 5:16–24; Mark 9:2–13

    February 3: Psalm 69; Psalm 73; Isaiah 56:1–8; Galatians 5:16–24; Mark 9:2–13

    4 Epiphany

    First Psalm:

    Psalm 69

    Psalm 69 (Listen)
    Save Me, O God
    To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. Of David.

    69   Save me, O God!
        For the waters have come up to my neck.1
    2   I sink in deep mire,
        where there is no foothold;
      I have come into deep waters,
        and the flood sweeps over me.
    3   I am weary with my crying out;
        my throat is parched.
      My eyes grow dim
        with waiting for my God.

    4   More in number than the hairs of my head
        are those who hate me without cause;
      mighty are those who would destroy me,
        those who attack me with lies.
      What I did not steal
        must I now restore?
    5   O God, you know my folly;
        the wrongs I have done are not hidden from you.

    6   Let not those who hope in you be put to shame through me,
        O Lord GOD of hosts;
      let not those who seek you be brought to dishonor through me,
        O God of Israel.
    7   For it is for your sake that I have borne reproach,
        that dishonor has covered my face.
    8   I have become a stranger to my brothers,
        an alien to my mother’s sons.

    9   For zeal for your house has consumed me,
        and the reproaches of those who reproach you have fallen on me.
    10   When I wept and humbled2 my soul with fasting,
        it became my reproach.
    11   When I made sackcloth my clothing,
        I became a byword to them.
    12   I am the talk of those who sit in the gate,
        and the drunkards make songs about me.

    13   But as for me, my prayer is to you, O LORD.
        At an acceptable time, O God,
        in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness.
    14   Deliver me
        from sinking in the mire;
      let me be delivered from my enemies
        and from the deep waters.
    15   Let not the flood sweep over me,
        or the deep swallow me up,
        or the pit close its mouth over me.

    16   Answer me, O LORD, for your steadfast love is good;
        according to your abundant mercy, turn to me.
    17   Hide not your face from your servant,
        for I am in distress; make haste to answer me.
    18   Draw near to my soul, redeem me;
        ransom me because of my enemies!

    19   You know my reproach,
        and my shame and my dishonor;
        my foes are all known to you.
    20   Reproaches have broken my heart,
        so that I am in despair.
      I looked for pity, but there was none,
        and for comforters, but I found none.
    21   They gave me poison for food,
        and for my thirst they gave me sour wine to drink.

    22   Let their own table before them become a snare;
        and when they are at peace, let it become a trap.3
    23   Let their eyes be darkened, so that they cannot see,
        and make their loins tremble continually.
    24   Pour out your indignation upon them,
        and let your burning anger overtake them.
    25   May their camp be a desolation;
        let no one dwell in their tents.
    26   For they persecute him whom you have struck down,
        and they recount the pain of those you have wounded.
    27   Add to them punishment upon punishment;
        may they have no acquittal from you.4
    28   Let them be blotted out of the book of the living;
        let them not be enrolled among the righteous.

    29   But I am afflicted and in pain;
        let your salvation, O God, set me on high!

    30   I will praise the name of God with a song;
        I will magnify him with thanksgiving.
    31   This will please the LORD more than an ox
        or a bull with horns and hoofs.
    32   When the humble see it they will be glad;
        you who seek God, let your hearts revive.
    33   For the LORD hears the needy
        and does not despise his own people who are prisoners.

    34   Let heaven and earth praise him,

    • 11 min
    February 2: Psalms 70–71; Psalm 74; Isaiah 55; Galatians 5:1–15; Mark 8:27–9:1

    February 2: Psalms 70–71; Psalm 74; Isaiah 55; Galatians 5:1–15; Mark 8:27–9:1

    4 Epiphany

    First Psalm:

    Psalms 70–71

    Psalms 70–71 (Listen)
    O Lord, Do Not Delay
    To the choirmaster. Of David, for the memorial offering.

    70   Make haste, O God, to deliver me!
        O LORD, make haste to help me!
    2   Let them be put to shame and confusion
        who seek my life!
      Let them be turned back and brought to dishonor
        who delight in my hurt!
    3   Let them turn back because of their shame
        who say, “Aha, Aha!”

    4   May all who seek you
        rejoice and be glad in you!
      May those who love your salvation
        say evermore, “God is great!”
    5   But I am poor and needy;
        hasten to me, O God!
      You are my help and my deliverer;
        O LORD, do not delay!

    Forsake Me Not When My Strength Is Spent

    71   In you, O LORD, do I take refuge;
        let me never be put to shame!
    2   In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me;
        incline your ear to me, and save me!
    3   Be to me a rock of refuge,
        to which I may continually come;
      you have given the command to save me,
        for you are my rock and my fortress.

    4   Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked,
        from the grasp of the unjust and cruel man.
    5   For you, O Lord, are my hope,
        my trust, O LORD, from my youth.
    6   Upon you I have leaned from before my birth;
        you are he who took me from my mother’s womb.
      My praise is continually of you.

    7   I have been as a portent to many,
        but you are my strong refuge.
    8   My mouth is filled with your praise,
        and with your glory all the day.
    9   Do not cast me off in the time of old age;
        forsake me not when my strength is spent.
    10   For my enemies speak concerning me;
        those who watch for my life consult together
    11   and say, “God has forsaken him;
        pursue and seize him,
        for there is none to deliver him.”

    12   O God, be not far from me;
        O my God, make haste to help me!
    13   May my accusers be put to shame and consumed;
        with scorn and disgrace may they be covered
        who seek my hurt.
    14   But I will hope continually
        and will praise you yet more and more.
    15   My mouth will tell of your righteous acts,
        of your deeds of salvation all the day,
        for their number is past my knowledge.
    16   With the mighty deeds of the Lord GOD I will come;
        I will remind them of your righteousness, yours alone.

    17   O God, from my youth you have taught me,
        and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds.
    18   So even to old age and gray hairs,
        O God, do not forsake me,
      until I proclaim your might to another generation,
        your power to all those to come.
    19   Your righteousness, O God,
        reaches the high heavens.
      You who have done great things,
        O God, who is like you?
    20   You who have made me see many troubles and calamities
        will revive me again;
      from the depths of the earth
        you will bring me up again.
    21   You will increase my greatness
        and comfort me again.

    22   I will also praise you with the harp
        for your faithfulness, O my God;
      I will sing praises to you with the lyre,
        O Holy One of Israel.
    23   My lips will shout for joy,
        when I sing praises to you;
        my soul also, which you have redeemed.
    24   And my tongue will talk of your righteous help all the day long,
      for they have been put to shame and disappointed
        who sought to do me hurt.


    Second Psalm:

    Psalm 74

    Psalm 74 (Listen)
    Arise, O God, Defend Your Cause
    A Maskil1 of Asaph.

    74   O God, why do you cast us off forever?
        Why does your anger smoke against th

    • 12 min
    February 1: Psalm 72; Psalm 119:73–96; Isaiah 54; Galatians 4:21–31; Mark 8:11–26

    February 1: Psalm 72; Psalm 119:73–96; Isaiah 54; Galatians 4:21–31; Mark 8:11–26

    4 Epiphany

    First Psalm:

    Psalm 72

    Psalm 72 (Listen)
    Give the King Your Justice
    Of Solomon.

    72   Give the king your justice, O God,
        and your righteousness to the royal son!
    2   May he judge your people with righteousness,
        and your poor with justice!
    3   Let the mountains bear prosperity for the people,
        and the hills, in righteousness!
    4   May he defend the cause of the poor of the people,
        give deliverance to the children of the needy,
        and crush the oppressor!

    5   May they fear you1 while the sun endures,
        and as long as the moon, throughout all generations!
    6   May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass,
        like showers that water the earth!
    7   In his days may the righteous flourish,
        and peace abound, till the moon be no more!

    8   May he have dominion from sea to sea,
        and from the River2 to the ends of the earth!
    9   May desert tribes bow down before him,
        and his enemies lick the dust!
    10   May the kings of Tarshish and of the coastlands
        render him tribute;
      may the kings of Sheba and Seba
        bring gifts!
    11   May all kings fall down before him,
        all nations serve him!

    12   For he delivers the needy when he calls,
        the poor and him who has no helper.
    13   He has pity on the weak and the needy,
        and saves the lives of the needy.
    14   From oppression and violence he redeems their life,
        and precious is their blood in his sight.

    15   Long may he live;
        may gold of Sheba be given to him!
      May prayer be made for him continually,
        and blessings invoked for him all the day!
    16   May there be abundance of grain in the land;
        on the tops of the mountains may it wave;
        may its fruit be like Lebanon;
      and may people blossom in the cities
        like the grass of the field!
    17   May his name endure forever,
        his fame continue as long as the sun!
      May people be blessed in him,
        all nations call him blessed!

    18   Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel,
        who alone does wondrous things.
    19   Blessed be his glorious name forever;
        may the whole earth be filled with his glory!
          Amen and Amen!

    20   The prayers of David, the son of Jesse, are ended.

    [1] 72:5 Septuagint He shall endure

    [2] 72:8 That is, the Euphrates


    Second Psalm:

    Psalm 119:73–96

    Psalm 119:73–96 (Listen)

    73   Your hands have made and fashioned me;
        give me understanding that I may learn your commandments.
    74   Those who fear you shall see me and rejoice,
        because I have hoped in your word.
    75   I know, O LORD, that your rules are righteous,
        and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
    76   Let your steadfast love comfort me
        according to your promise to your servant.
    77   Let your mercy come to me, that I may live;
        for your law is my delight.
    78   Let the insolent be put to shame,
        because they have wronged me with falsehood;
        as for me, I will meditate on your precepts.
    79   Let those who fear you turn to me,
        that they may know your testimonies.
    80   May my heart be blameless in your statutes,
        that I may not be put to shame!


    81   My soul longs for your salvation;
        I hope in your word.
    82   My eyes long for your promise;
        I ask, “When will you comfort me?”
    83   For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke,
        yet I have not forgotten your statutes.
    84   How long must your servant endure?1
        When will you judge those who persecute me?
    85   The insolent have dug pitfalls for me;
        they do not live according

    • 11 min
    January 31: Psalms 61–62; Psalm 68; Isaiah 52:1–12; Galatians 4:12–20; Mark 8:1–10

    January 31: Psalms 61–62; Psalm 68; Isaiah 52:1–12; Galatians 4:12–20; Mark 8:1–10

    4 Epiphany

    First Psalm:

    Psalms 61–62

    Psalms 61–62 (Listen)
    Lead Me to the Rock
    To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. Of David.

    61   Hear my cry, O God,
        listen to my prayer;
    2   from the end of the earth I call to you
        when my heart is faint.
      Lead me to the rock
        that is higher than I,
    3   for you have been my refuge,
        a strong tower against the enemy.

    4   Let me dwell in your tent forever!
        Let me take refuge under the shelter of your wings! Selah
    5   For you, O God, have heard my vows;
        you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.

    6   Prolong the life of the king;
        may his years endure to all generations!
    7   May he be enthroned forever before God;
        appoint steadfast love and faithfulness to watch over him!

    8   So will I ever sing praises to your name,
        as I perform my vows day after day.

    My Soul Waits for God Alone
    To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.

    62   For God alone my soul waits in silence;
        from him comes my salvation.
    2   He alone is my rock and my salvation,
        my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.

    3   How long will all of you attack a man
        to batter him,
        like a leaning wall, a tottering fence?
    4   They only plan to thrust him down from his high position.
        They take pleasure in falsehood.
      They bless with their mouths,
        but inwardly they curse. Selah

    5   For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,
        for my hope is from him.
    6   He only is my rock and my salvation,
        my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
    7   On God rests my salvation and my glory;
        my mighty rock, my refuge is God.

    8   Trust in him at all times, O people;
        pour out your heart before him;
        God is a refuge for us. Selah

    9   Those of low estate are but a breath;
        those of high estate are a delusion;
      in the balances they go up;
        they are together lighter than a breath.
    10   Put no trust in extortion;
        set no vain hopes on robbery;
        if riches increase, set not your heart on them.

    11   Once God has spoken;
        twice have I heard this:
      that power belongs to God,
    12     and that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love.
      For you will render to a man
        according to his work.


    Second Psalm:

    Psalm 68

    Psalm 68 (Listen)
    God Shall Scatter His Enemies
    To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. A Song.

    68   God shall arise, his enemies shall be scattered;
        and those who hate him shall flee before him!
    2   As smoke is driven away, so you shall drive them away;
        as wax melts before fire,
        so the wicked shall perish before God!
    3   But the righteous shall be glad;
        they shall exult before God;
        they shall be jubilant with joy!

    4   Sing to God, sing praises to his name;
        lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts;
      his name is the LORD;
        exult before him!
    5   Father of the fatherless and protector of widows
        is God in his holy habitation.
    6   God settles the solitary in a home;
        he leads out the prisoners to prosperity,
        but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.

    7   O God, when you went out before your people,
        when you marched through the wilderness, Selah
    8   the earth quaked, the heavens poured down rain,
        before God, the One of Sinai,
        before God,1 the God of Israel.
    9   Rain in abundance, O God, you shed abroad;
        you restored your inheritance as it languished;
    10   your flock2 found a dwelling in it;
        in your goodness, O God, you provided for the needy.

    11   The Lo

    • 11 min
    January 30: Psalms 56–58; Psalms 64–65; Isaiah 51:17–23; Galatians 4:1–11; Mark 7:24–37

    January 30: Psalms 56–58; Psalms 64–65; Isaiah 51:17–23; Galatians 4:1–11; Mark 7:24–37

    4 Epiphany

    First Psalm:

    Psalms 56–58

    Psalms 56–58 (Listen)
    In God I Trust
    To the choirmaster: according to The Dove on Far-off Terebinths. A Miktam1 of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath.

    56   Be gracious to me, O God, for man tramples on me;
        all day long an attacker oppresses me;
    2   my enemies trample on me all day long,
        for many attack me proudly.
    3   When I am afraid,
        I put my trust in you.
    4   In God, whose word I praise,
        in God I trust; I shall not be afraid.
        What can flesh do to me?

    5   All day long they injure my cause;2
        all their thoughts are against me for evil.
    6   They stir up strife, they lurk;
        they watch my steps,
        as they have waited for my life.
    7   For their crime will they escape?
        In wrath cast down the peoples, O God!

    8   You have kept count of my tossings;3
        put my tears in your bottle.
        Are they not in your book?
    9   Then my enemies will turn back
        in the day when I call.
        This I know, that4 God is for me.
    10   In God, whose word I praise,
        in the LORD, whose word I praise,
    11   in God I trust; I shall not be afraid.
        What can man do to me?

    12   I must perform my vows to you, O God;
        I will render thank offerings to you.
    13   For you have delivered my soul from death,
        yes, my feet from falling,
      that I may walk before God
        in the light of life.

    Let Your Glory Be over All the Earth
    To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam5 of David, when he fled from Saul, in the cave.

    57   Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me,
        for in you my soul takes refuge;
      in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge,
        till the storms of destruction pass by.
    2   I cry out to God Most High,
        to God who fulfills his purpose for me.
    3   He will send from heaven and save me;
        he will put to shame him who tramples on me. Selah
      God will send out his steadfast love and his faithfulness!

    4   My soul is in the midst of lions;
        I lie down amid fiery beasts—
      the children of man, whose teeth are spears and arrows,
        whose tongues are sharp swords.

    5   Be exalted, O God, above the heavens!
        Let your glory be over all the earth!

    6   They set a net for my steps;
        my soul was bowed down.
      They dug a pit in my way,
        but they have fallen into it themselves. Selah
    7   My heart is steadfast, O God,
        my heart is steadfast!
      I will sing and make melody!
    8     Awake, my glory!6
      Awake, O harp and lyre!
        I will awake the dawn!
    9   I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples;
        I will sing praises to you among the nations.
    10   For your steadfast love is great to the heavens,
        your faithfulness to the clouds.

    11   Be exalted, O God, above the heavens!
        Let your glory be over all the earth!

    God Who Judges the Earth
    To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam7 of David.

    58   Do you indeed decree what is right, you gods?8
        Do you judge the children of man uprightly?
    2   No, in your hearts you devise wrongs;
        your hands deal out violence on earth.

    3   The wicked are estranged from the womb;
        they go astray from birth, speaking lies.
    4   They have venom like the venom of a serpent,
        like the deaf adder that stops its ear,
    5   so that it does not hear the voice of charmers
        or of the cunning enchanter.

    6   O God, break the teeth in their mouths;
        tear out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD!
    7   Let them vanish like water that runs away;
        when he aims his arrows, let them be blunted.
    8   Let them be like the snail that dissolves into slime,
        like the stillborn

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

tbc0 ,

Must listen every day

These words were meant to be heard, not red. I listen to this podcast every day before I listen to any other podcast. It enables me to get through the Bible in two years. I have red through the Bible several times during my life, but I have not made a daily discipline of it. I listened to The Message translation during the pandemic. Used a Bible-in-a-year plan in the YouVersion app. That put me in the habit of reading Holy Scripture every single day. I realize that I would rather go through the Bible with the lectionary, joining my prayers to all the other Christians around the world as we all read the same Scriptures on the same day.

brandyjdjsjdbd ,

Great, but…

Any chance the reader could say the book, chapter, and verse as he switches to different passages? It is a bit jarring and confusing when just listening.

I❤️blue! ,

Citations would be helpful

Love this app and the narrator but I find it disconcerting that each day launches right into the reading without citing what is being read. Perhaps it could include something like: “Today’s reading begins with Genesis 2:1. A reading from Psalm 114, etc.”. Having listened to the readings I find it confusing to know exactly what I am listening to. Adding citations would make this a 5-star podcast. Thanks!

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