Book of Jonah
But this was greatly displeasing to Jonah, and he became angry.
"I beseech you, LORD," he prayed, "is not this what I said while I was
still in my own country? This is why I fled at first to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and
merciful God, slow to anger, rich in clemency, loathe to punish.
And now, LORD, please take my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to
But the LORD asked, "Have you reason to be
Jonah then left the city for a place to the
east of it, where he built himself a hut and waited under it in the shade, to see what would happen
to the city.
And when the LORD God provided a gourd
plant, that grew up over Jonah's head, giving shade that relieved him of any discomfort, Jonah was
very happy over the plant.
But the next morning at dawn
God sent a worm which attacked the plant, so that it withered.
And when the sun arose, God sent a burning east wind; and the sun beat upon Jonah's head
till he became faint. Then he asked for death, saying, "I would be better off dead than
But God said to Jonah, "Have you reason to be
angry over the plant?" "I have reason to be angry," Jonah answered, "angry enough to
Then the LORD said, "You are concerned over the
plant which cost you no labor and which you did not raise; it came up in one night and in one night
And should I not be concerned over
Nineveh, the great city, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand persons who
cannot distinguish their right hand from their left, not to mention the many
You are my God; pity me, Lord; to you I
call all the day.
Gladden the soul of your servant; to
you, Lord, I lift up my soul.
Lord, you are kind and
forgiving, most loving to all who call on you.
hear my prayer; listen to my cry for help.
All the nations you have made shall come to
bow before you, Lord, and give honor to your name.
you are great and do wondrous deeds; and you alone are God.
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint
He was praying in a certain place, and
when he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught
He said to them, "When you pray, say: Father,
hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.
Give us each day
our daily bread
and forgive us our sins for we ourselves
forgive everyone in debt to us, and do not subject us to the final test."