Saturday 14 August

Let your merciful ears, O Lord,
be open to the prayers of your humble servants;
and that they may obtain their petitions
make them to ask such things as shall please you;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Mark 4.35-41 
On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, ‘Let us go across to the other side.’ And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A great gale arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, ‘Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?’ He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace! Be still!’ Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, ‘Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?’ And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, ‘Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?’

Psalm 76
    In Judah God is known;
   his name is great in Israel.
    At Salem is his tabernacle,
   and his dwelling place in Zion.
    There broke he the flashing arrows of the bow,
   the shield, the sword and the weapons of war.
    In the light of splendour you appeared,
   glorious from the eternal mountains.
    The boastful were plundered; they have slept their sleep;
   none of the warriors can lift their hand.
    At your rebuke, O God of Jacob,
   both horse and chariot fell stunned.
    Terrible are you in majesty:
   who can stand before your face when you are angry?
    You caused your judgement to be heard from heaven;
   the earth trembled and was still,
    When God arose to judgement,
   to save all the meek upon earth.
      You crushed the wrath of the peoples
   and bridled the wrathful remnant.
      Make a vow to the Lord your God and keep it;
   let all who are round about him bring gifts
      to him that is worthy to be feared.
      He breaks down the spirit of princes
   and strikes terror in the kings of the earth.