Thursday, July 2
The Morning Office To Be Observed on the Hour or Half Hour Between 6 and 9 a.m.


The Call to Prayer
Sing to the LORD with the harp,* with the harp and the voice of song. With trumpets and the sound of the horn* shout with joy before the King, the LORD.
Psalm 98:6–7

The Request for Presence
Our soul waits for the LORD;* he is our help and our shield. Indeed, our heart rejoices in him,* for in his holy Name we put our trust. Let your loving-kindness, O LORD, be upon us,* as we have put our trust in you.
Psalm 33:20–22


The Greeting

How deep I find your thoughts, O God!* how great is the sum of them! If I were to count them, they would be more in number than the sand;* to count them all, my life span would need to be like yours.
Psalm 139:16–17

The Refrain for the Morning Lessons

The LORD has sworn an oath to David;* in truth, he will not break it: “Ason, the fruit of your body* will I set upon your throne.”
Psalm 132:11–12

A Reading

Jesus said: (to Martha) ‘I am the resurrection. Anyone who believes in me, even though that person dies, will live, and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?’ ‘Yes, Lord,’ she said. ‘I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, the one who was to come into this world.’
John 11:25–27

The Refrain

The LORD has sworn an oath to David;* in truth, he will not break it: “Ason, the fruit of your body* will I set upon your throne.”

The Morning Psalm

I Will Establish His Line For Ever

You spoke once in a vision and said to your faithful people;* “I have set the crown upon a warrior and have exalted one out of the people. I have found David my servant;* with my holy oil I have anointed him. My hand will hold him fast* and my arm will make him strong. No enemy shall deceive him,* nor any wicked man bring him down. I will crush his foes before him* and strike down those who hate him. My faithfulness and love shall be with him,* and he shall be victorious through my Name. I shall make his dominion extend* from the Great Sea to the River. He will say to me, ‘You are my Father,* my God, and the rock of my salvation.’ I will make him my firstborn* and higher than the kings of the earth. I will keep my love for him for ever,* and my covenant will stand firm for him. I will establish his line for ever* and his throne as the days of heaven.”
Psalm 89:19–29

The Refrain

The LORD has sworn an oath to David;* in truth, he will not break it: “Ason, the fruit of your body* will I set upon your throne.”

The Gloria

Glory be to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, so it is now and so it shall ever be, world without end. Alleluia.* Amen.

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, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant that all of us may be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and 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.†