Old Testament: Esther 14:1–6,12–14 (Apocrypha)
Psalter: Psalm 138
Gospel: Matthew 7:7–12
Strengthen us, O Lord, by your grace, that in your might we may overcome all spiritual enemies, and with pure hearts serve you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.