Friday, August 7
The Morning Office To Be Observed on the Hour or Half Hour Between 6 and 9 a.m.


The Call to Prayer
Let the righteous be glad and rejoice before God;* let them be merry and joyful.
Psalm 68:3

The Request for Presence
Rise up, O LORD; lift up your hand, O God . . .
Psalm 10:12


The Greeting

Be exalted, O LORD, in your might;* we will sing and praise your power.
Psalm 21:14

The Refrain for the Morning Lessons

Sing to the LORD a new song,* for he has done marvelous things.
Psalm 98:1

A Reading

Blessed be the Lord, God of Israel, for he has visited his people, he has set them free, and he has established for us a saving power in the House of his servant David, just as he proclaimed, by the mouth of his holy prophets from ancient times.
Luke 1:6870

The Refrain

Sing to the LORD a new song,* for he has done marvelous things.

The Morning Psalm

The Trees of the LORD Are Full of Sap

The trees of the LORD are full of sap,* the cedars of Lebanon which he planted, In which the birds build their nests,* and in whose top the stork makes his dwelling. The high hills are a refuge for the mountain goats,* and his stony cliffs for rock badgers.
Psalm 104:1719

The Refrain

Sing to the LORD a new song,* for he has done marvelous things.

The Small Verse

Lift up your heads, O gates, and be lifted up, you mighty doors* and the king of glory shall come in! Who is the king of glory?* The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord of hosts is his name. He is the king of glory.
based on Psalm 24:710

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

Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; 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.