Sunday, May 20
The Morning Office To Be Observed on the Hour or Half Hour Between 6 and 9 a.m.


The Call to Prayer
Love the LORD, all you who worship him;* the LORD protects the faithful, but repays to the full those who act haughtily.
Psalm 31:23

The Request for Presence
Early in the morning I cry out to you,* for in your word is my trust.
Psalm 119:147


The Greeting

You are my God, and I will thank you;* you are my God, and I will exalt you.
Psalm 118:28

The Refrain for the Morning Lessons

I hate those who have a divided heart,* but your law do I love.
Psalm 119:113

A Reading

Jesus said: “Everyone who says a word against the Son of man will be forgiven, but no one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will be forgiven.”
Luke 12:10

The Refrain

I hate those who have a divided heart,* but your law do I love.

The Morning Psalm

In His Holy Name We Put Our Trust

Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous;* it is good for the just to sing praises. For the word of the LORD is right,* and all his works are sure. Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon those who fear him,* on those who wait upon his love. Our soul waits for the LORD;* he is our help and our shield. Indeed, our heart rejoices in him,* for in his holy Name we put our trust. Let your loving-kindness, O LORD, be upon us,* as we have put our trust in you.
Psalm 33:1, 4, 18–22

The Refrain

I hate those who have a divided heart,* but your law do I love.

The Cry of the Church

Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us.

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 merciful God, in your goodness keep me, I pray, from all things that may hurt me, that I, being ready both in mind and body, may accomplish with a free heart those things which belong to your purpose; through Jesus Christ my Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, 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. †