The 1979 Book of Common Prayer is the current and official Book of Common Prayer for the Episcopal Church. This book contained significant revisions, including the use of contemporary language, that many found controversial. Many Anglican parishes still use the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, still other churches welcomed the revisions, feeling they were needed in order to respond to changing social conditions and ongoing research and discoveries about biblical and church history.
Psalm 23:1–3: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures and leads me beside still waters. He revives my soul and guides me along right pathways for his Name’s sake.
Psalm 75:2: “I will appoint a time,” says God; “I will judge with equity.
Psalm 145:16–17: The eyes of all wait upon you, O Lord, and you give them their food in due season. You open wide your hand and satisfy the needs of every living creature.