Sunday, November 19
The Midday Office To Be Observed on the Hour or Half Hour Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m


The Call to Prayer
Hallelujah! Praise the LORD, O my soul!* I will praise the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
Psalm 146:1

The Request for Presence
Remember me, O LORD, with the favor you have for your people,* and visit me with your saving help; That I may see the prosperity of your elect and be glad with the gladness of your people,* that I may glory with your inheritance.
Psalm 106:4-5


The Greeting

You are to be praised, O God, in Zion . . . To you that hear prayer shall all flesh come,* because of their transgressions.
Psalm 65:1-2

The Refrain for the Midday Lessons

Your statutes have been like songs to me* wherever I have lived like a stranger.
Psalm 119:54

A Reading

But you are a chosen race, a kingdom of priests, a holy nation, a people to be a personal possession to sing the praises of God who called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were a non-people and now you are the People of God; once you were outside his pity; now you have received pity.
1 Peter 2:9-10

The Refrain

Your statutes have been like songs to me* wherever I have lived like a stranger.
Psalm 119:54

The Midday Psalm

In His Holy Name We Put Our Trust

Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon those who fear him,* on those who wait upon his love, To pluck their lives from death,* and to feed them in time of famine. 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 33:18-22

The Refrain

Your statutes have been like songs to me* wherever I have lived like a stranger.
Psalm 119:54

The Small Verse

Keep me, Lord, as the apple of your eye and carry me under the shadow of your wings.
Traditional

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

Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant me so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that I may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.†

The Concluding Prayer of the Church

May God himself order my days and make them acceptable in his sight. Blessed be the Lord always, my strength and my redeemer.
Traditional