Wednesday 13 October

Collect
O God, forasmuch as without you
we are not able to please you;
mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit
may in all things direct and rule our hearts;
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.

John 13.21–30
After saying this Jesus was troubled in spirit, and declared, ‘Very truly, I tell you, one of you will betray me.’ The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he was speaking. One of his disciples—the one whom Jesus loved—was reclining next to him; Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to ask Jesus of whom he was speaking. So while reclining next to Jesus, he asked him, ‘Lord, who is it?’ Jesus answered, ‘It is the one to whom I give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish.’ So when he had dipped the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas son of Simon Iscariot. After he received the piece of bread, Satan entered into him. Jesus said to him, ‘Do quickly what you are going to do.’ Now no one at the table knew why he said this to him. Some thought that, because Judas had the common purse, Jesus was telling him, ‘Buy what we need for the festival’; or, that he should give something to the poor. So, after receiving the piece of bread, he immediately went out. And it was night.

Psalm 112
  Alleluia.
      Blessed are those who fear the Lord
   and have great delight in his commandments.
  Their descendants will be mighty in the land,
   a generation of the faithful that will be blest.
  Wealth and riches will be in their house,
   and their righteousness endures for ever.
  Light shines in the darkness for the upright;
   gracious and full of compassion are the righteous.
  It goes well with those who are generous in lending
   and order their affairs with justice,
  For they will never be shaken;
   the righteous will be held in everlasting remembrance.
  They will not be afraid of any evil tidings;
   their heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
  Their heart is sustained and will not fear,
   until they see the downfall of their foes.
  They have given freely to the poor;
      their righteousness stands fast for ever;
   their head will be exalted with honour.
  The wicked shall see it and be angry;
      they shall gnash their teeth in despair;
   the desire of the wicked shall perish.