Psalter: Psalm 144:9-15
Old Testament: Song of Solomon 5:2—6:3
Epistle: 1 Peter 2:19-25
O Father of lights, from whose word of truth we have been born as first fruits of your creatures: make us quick to listen and slow to speak, that the word implanted in us may take root to nourish all our living, and that we may be blessed in our doing and fruitful in action. Amen.