Friday, January 30
The Midday Office To Be Observed on the Hour or Half Hour Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m


The Call to Prayer
Come, let us sing to the LORD;* let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving* and raise a loud shout to him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God,* and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the caverns of the earth,* and the heights of the hills are his also. The sea is his, for he made it,* and his hands have molded the dry land.
Psalm 95:1–5

The Request for Presence
Remember not our past sins;* let your compassion be swift to meet us.
Psalm 79:8


The Greeting

Zion hears and is glad, and the cities of Judah rejoice,* because of your judgments, O LORD.
Psalm 97:8

The Refrain for the Midday Lessons

I will listen to what the LORD God is saying,* for he is speaking peace to his faithful people and to those who turn their hearts to him.
Psalm 85:8

A Reading

If we live by the truth and in love, we shall grow completely into Christ, who is the head by whom the whole Body is fitted and joined together, every joint adding its own strength, for each individual part to work according to its function. So the body grows until it has built itself up in love.
Ephesians 4:15–16

The Refrain

I will listen to what the LORD God is saying,* for he is speaking peace to his faithful people and to those who turn their hearts to him.

The Midday Psalm

Sing to the LORD a New Song

Hallelujah! Sing to the LORD a new song;* sing his praise in the congregation of the faithful. Let Israel rejoice in his Maker;* let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. Let them praise his Name in the dance;* let them sing praise to him with timbrel and harp. For the LORD takes pleasure in his people* and adorns the poor with victory.
Psalm 149:1–4

The Refrain

I will listen to what the LORD God is saying,* for he is speaking peace to his faithful people and to those who turn their hearts to him.

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

Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things both in heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of your people, and in our time grant us your peace; 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

Direct me, O Lord, on all my doings with your most gracious favor, and further me with your continual help; that in all my work begun, continued, and ended in you, I may glorify your holy name, and finally, by your mercy, obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen.†