Monday, April 27
The Morning Office To Be Observed on the Hour or Half Hour Between 6 and 9 a.m.


The Call to Prayer
I will sing of mercy and justice;* to you, O LORD, will I sing praises.
Psalm 101:1

The Request for Presence
Your testimonies are very sure,* and holiness adorns your house, O LORD, for ever and for evermore.
Psalm 93:6


The Greeting

We give you thanks, O God, we give you thanks,* calling upon your Name and declaring all your wonderful deeds.
Psalm 75:1

The Refrain for the Morning Lessons

Your statutes have been like songs to me.*
Psalm 119:54

A Reading

That evening they brought him many who were possessed by devils. He drove out the spirits with a command and cured all who were sick. This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: He himself bore our sickness away and carried our diseases.
Matthew 8:16–17

The Refrain

Your statutes have been like songs to me.*

The Morning Psalm

This Is the Gate of the LORD

Open for me the gates of righteousness;* I will enter them; I will offer thanks to the LORD. “This is the gate of the LORD;* he who is righteous may enter.” I will give thanks to you, for you answered me* and have become my salvation. The same stone which the builders rejected* has become the chief cornerstone. This is the LORD’s doing,* and it is marvelous in our eyes. On this day the LORD has acted;* we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:19–24

The Refrain

Your statutes have been like songs to me.*

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

I thank you, heavenly Father, that you have delivered me from the dominion of sin and death and brought me into the kingdom of your Son; and I pray that, as by his death he has recalled me to life, so by his love he may raise me to eternal joys; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of 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. †