Saturday, January 16
The Morning Office To Be Observed on the Hour or Half Hour Between 6 and 9 a.m.


The Call to Prayer
But I will call upon God,* and the LORD will deliver me. In the evening, in the morning, and at noonday,* I will complain and lament, He will bring me safely back . . . * God, who is enthroned of old, will hear me . . .
Psalm 55:17ff

The Request for Presence
Save me, O God, by your Name;* in your might, defend my cause. Hear my prayer, O God;* give ear to the words of my mouth.
Psalm 54:1–2


The Greeting

I will offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving* and call upon the Name of the LORD.
Psalm 116:15

The Refrain for the Morning Lessons

The LORD is near to those who call upon him,* to all who call upon him faithfully.
Psalm 145:19

A Reading

Jesus said to us: “In truth I tell you, anyone who does not welcome the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”
Luke 18:17

The Refrain

The LORD is near to those who call upon him,* to all who call upon him faithfully.

The Morning Psalm

Teach Me Your Way, O LORD

Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth;* knit my heart to you that I may fear your Name. I will thank you, O LORD my God, with all my heart,* and glorify your Name for evermore. For great is your love toward me;* you have delivered me from the nethermost Pit. The arrogant rise up against me, O God, and a band of violent men seeks my life;* they have not set you before their eyes. But you, O LORD, are gracious and full of compassion,* slow to anger, and full of kindness and truth. Turn to me and have mercy upon me;* give your strength to your servant; and save the child of your handmaid. Show me a sign of your favor, so that those who hate me may see it and be ashamed;* because you, O LORD, have helped me and comforted me.
Psalm 86:11–17

The Refrain

The LORD is near to those who call upon him,* to all who call upon him faithfully.

The Cry of the Church

O Lord, hear my prayer and let my cry come unto you. Thanks be to God.
THE SHORT BREVIARY

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, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ’s glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for 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.†