Monday, June 27
The Midday Office To Be Observed on the Hour or Half Hour Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.


The Call to Prayer
Hosanna, LORD, hosanna!* LORD, send us now success. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD;* we bless you from the house of the LORD. God is the LORD; he has shined upon us;* form a procession with branches up to the horns of the altar.
Psalm 118:25–27

The Request for Presence
Set watch before my mouth, O LORD, and guard the door of my lips;* let not my heart incline to any living thing. Let me not be occupied in wickedness with evildoers,* nor eat of their choice foods. Let the righteous smite me in friendly rebuke; let not the oil of the unrighteous anoint my head.
Psalm 141:3–5


The Greeting

Remember your word to your servant,* because you have given me hope. This is my comfort in my trouble,* that your promise gives me life.
Psalm 119:49–50

The Refrain for the Midday Lessons

For God alone my soul in silence waits;* from him comes my salvation.
Psalm 62:1

A Reading

So it is proof of God’s own love for us, that Christ died for us while we were still sinners. How much more can we be sure, therefore, that, now that we have been justified by his death, we shall be saved through him from the retribution of God. For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, how much more can we be sure that being now reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. What is more, we are filled with exultant trust in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have already gained our reconciliation.
Romans 5:8–11

The Refrain

For God alone my soul in silence waits;* from him comes my salvation.

The Midday Psalm

You Are My Refuge and My Stronghold

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High,* abides under the shadow of the Almighty. He shall say to the LORD, “You are my refuge and my stronghold,* my God in whom I put my trust.” He shall deliver you from the snare of the hunter* and from the daily pestilence. He shall cover you with his pinions, and you shall find refuge under his wings;* his faithfulness shall be a shield and a buckler. You shall not be afraid of any terror by night,* nor of the arrow that flies by day; Of the plague that stalks in the darkness,* nor of the sickness that lays waste at mid-day. Athousand shall fall at your side* and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you. Your eyes have only to behold* to see the reward of the wicked. Because you have made the LORD your refuge,* and the Most High your habitation, There shall no evil happen to you,* neither shall any plague come near your dwelling.
Psalm 91:1–10

The Refrain

For God alone my soul in silence waits;* from him comes my salvation.

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.
Psalm 55:18

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

Lord, make me have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving-kindness; 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

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to the joy before he first suffered pain, and did not enter into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that I, walking in the way of the cross, may find it to be none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son my Lord. Amen.†