Tuesday, March 31
The Morning Office To Be Observed on the Hour or Half Hour Between 6 and 9 a.m.

Monday of Holy Week


The Call to Prayer
Let my mouth be full of your praise* and your glory all the day long. Do not cast me off in my old age;* forsake me not when my strength fails.
Psalm 71:8–9

The Request for Presence
O LORD, my God, my Savior,* by day and night I cry to you. Let my prayer enter into your presence.
Psalm 88:1–2


The Greeting

Show me your ways, O LORD,* and teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me,* for you are the God of my salvation; in you have I trusted all the day long.
Psalm 25:3–4

The Refrain for the Morning Lessons

Deliverance belongs to the LORD.* Your blessing be upon your people!
Psalm 3:8

A Reading

Now it happened that when he was near Bethpage and Bethany, close by the Mount of Olives as it is called, he sent two of the disciples, saying, ‘Go to the village opposite, and as you enter it you will find a tethered colt that no one has ever yet ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, “Why are you untying it?” you are to say this, “The Master needs it.” ’ The messengers went off and found everything just as he had told them. As they were untying the colt, its owner said, ‘Why are you untying it?’ and they answered, ‘The Master needs it.’ So they took the colt to Jesus and throwing their cloaks upon its back, they lifted Jesus onto it. As he moved off, they spread their cloaks in the road, and now, as he was approaching the downward slope of the Mount of Olives, the whole group of disciples joyfully began to praise God at the top of their voices for all the miracles they had seen. They cried out: Blessed is he who is coming as King in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest heavens! Some Pharisees in the crowd said to him, ‘Master, reprove your disciples,’ but he answered, ‘I tell you, if these keep silence, the stones will cry out.’
Luke 19:29–40

The Refrain

Deliverance belongs to the LORD.* Your blessing be upon your people!

The Morning Psalm

Give Me the Joy of Your Saving Health

Create in me a clean heart, O God,* and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence* and take not your holy Spirit from me. Give me the joy of your saving help again* and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit. I shall teach your ways to the wicked,* and sinners shall return to you.
Psalm 51:11–14

The Refrain

Deliverance belongs to the LORD.* Your blessing be upon your people!

The Gloria*


The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be your Name. May your kingdom come, and your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for yours are the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

The Prayer Appointed for the Week

Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that I, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. †

The Concluding Prayer of the Church

Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought me in safety to this new day: Preserve me with your mighty power, that I may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all I do direct me to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen. †