Friday, August 26
The Morning Office To Be Observed on the Hour or Half Hour Between 6 and 9 a.m.


The Call to Prayer
Come, let us sing to the LORD;* let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation.
Psalm 95:1

The Request for Presence
Bow your heavens, O LORD, and come down;* touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.
Psalm 144:5


The Greeting

My lips will sing with joy when I play to you,* and so will my soul, which you have redeemed.
Psalm 71:23

The Refrain for the Morning Lessons

Your love, O LORD, for ever will I sing;* from age to age my mouth will proclaim your faithfulness.
Psalm 89:1

A Reading

Jesus taught us, saying: ‘The Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again. No one takes it from me; I lay it down of my own free will, and as I have power to lay it down, so I have power to take it up again; and this is the command I have received from my Father.’
John 10:17–18

The Refrain

Your love, O LORD, for ever will I sing;* from age to age my mouth will proclaim your faithfulness.

The Morning Psalm

Keep Me as the Apple of Your Eye

Show me your marvelous loving-kindness,* O Savior of those who take refuge at your right hand from those who rise up against them. Keep me as the apple of your eye;* hide me under the shadow of your wings, From the wicked who assault me,* from my deadly enemies who surround me.
Psalm 17:7–9

The Refrain

Your love, O LORD, for ever will I sing;* from age to age my mouth will proclaim your faithfulness.

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

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 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.†