Sunday, June 13
The Midday Office To Be Observed on the Hour or Half Hour Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.


The Call to Prayer
Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness;* let the whole earth tremble before him.
Psalm 96:9

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


The Greeting

There is forgiveness with you;* therefore you shall be feared.
Psalm 130:3

The Refrain for the Midday Lessons

Keep watch over my life, for I am faithful;* save your servant whose trust is in you.
adapted from Psalm 86:2

A Reading

Hear the commandments of God to his people: I am the Lord your God who brought you out of bondage. You shall have no other gods but me. Amen. Lord have mercy. You shall not make for yourself any idol. Amen. Lord have mercy. You shall not invoke the Name of the Lord your God. Amen. Lord have mercy. Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy. Amen. Lord have mercy. Honor your father and your mother. Amen. Lord have mercy. You shall not commit murder. Amen. Lord have mercy. You shall not commit adultery. Amen. Lord have mercy. You shall not steal. Amen. Lord have mercy. You shall not be a false witness. Amen. Lord have mercy. You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor. Amen. Lord have mercy.

The Refrain

Keep watch over my life, for I am faithful;* save your servant whose trust is in you.

The Midday Psalm

Oh, How I Love Your Law, O Lord

Oh, how I love your law, O Lord! It is my meditation all day long. How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth. The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Your decrees are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart. Your statutes have been my song wherever I make my home. My lips will pour forth praise, because you teach me your statutes. My tongue will sing of our promise, for all your commandments are right.

The Refrain

Keep watch over my life, for I am faithful;* save your servant whose trust is in you.

The Small Verse

Create in me a clean heart, O God,* and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence* and take not your holy Spirit from me. Give me the joy of your saving help again* and sustain me with your bountiful spirit.
Psalm 51:11–13

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

O God, from whom all good proceeds: Grant that by your inspiration I may think those things that are right, and by your merciful guiding may do them; 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 Jesus Christ, by your death you took away the sting of death: Grant me to so follow in faith where you have led the way, that I may at length fall asleep peacefully in you and wake in your likeness; for your tender mercies’ sake. Amen.†