Friday, August 29
The Midday Office To Be Observed on the Hour or Half Hour Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.


The Call to Prayer
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;* his mercy endures for ever.
Psalm 118:29

The Request for Presence
You are the LORD;* do not withhold your compassion from me; let your love and your faithfulness keep me safe for ever,
Psalm 40:12


The Greeting

There is forgiveness with you;* therefore you shall be feared.
Psalm 130:3

The Refrain for the Midday Lessons

For you, O LORD, are good and forgiving,* and great is your love toward all who call upon you.
Psalm 86:5

A Reading

If we say, ‘We have no sin,’ we are deceiving ourselves, and truth has no place in us; if we acknowledge our sins, he is trustworthy and upright, so that he will forgive our sins and will cleanse us from all evil. If we say, ‘We have never sinned,’ we make him a liar, and his word has no place in us.
I John 1:8–10

The Refrain

For you, O LORD, are good and forgiving,* and great is your love toward all who call upon you.

The Midday Psalm

He Remembers That We Are But Dust

He has not dealt with us according to our sins,* nor rewarded us according to our wickedness. For as the heavens are high above the earth,* so is his mercy great upon those who fear him. As far as the east is from the west,* so far has he removed our sins from us. As a father cares for his children,* so does the LORD care for those who fear him. For he himself knows whereof we are made;* he remembers that we are but dust.
Psalm 103:10–14

The Refrain

For you, O LORD, are good and forgiving,* and great is your love toward all who call upon you.

The Cry of the Church

In the evening, in the morning, and at noonday, I will complain and lament,* and he will hear my voice.

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

Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all people, to the glory of your Name; 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 Jesus Christ, by your death you took away the sting of death: Grant me to so follow in faith where you have led the way, that I may at length fall asleep peacefully in you and wake in your likeness; for your tender mercies’ sake. Amen.†