Friday, January 20
The Midday Office To Be Observed on the Hour or Half Hour Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m


The Call to Prayer
God is the LORD; he has shined upon us;* form a procession with branches up to the horns of the altar.
Psalm 118:27

The Request for Presence
Open my lips, O Lord* and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.
Psalm 51:16


The Greeting

Let all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you;* let those who love your salvation say for ever, “Great is the LORD!”
Psalm 70:4

The Refrain for the Midday Lessons

The words of the LORD are tried in the fire;* he is a shield to all who trust in him.
Psalm 18:31

A Reading

‘For my part, this is my covenant with them, says YAHWEH. My spirit with which I endowed you, and my words that I have put in your mouth, will not leave your mouth, or the mouths of your children, or the mouths of your children’s children, says YAHWEH, henceforth and forever.’
Isaiah 59:21

The Refrain

The words of the LORD are tried in the fire;* he is a shield to all who trust in him.

The Midday Psalm

The LORD Is Faithful in All His Works

The LORD is gracious and full of compassion,* slow to anger and of great kindness. The LORD is loving to everyone* and his compassion is over all his works. All your works praise you, O LORD,* and your faithful servants bless you. They make known the glory of your kingdom* and speak of your power; That the peoples may know of your power* and the glorious splendor of your kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom;* your dominion endures throughout all ages.
Psalm 145:8–13

The Refrain

The words of the LORD are tried in the fire;* he is a shield to all who trust in him.

The Small Verse

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel for he has visited and delivered us. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
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

Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.†

The Concluding Prayer of the Church

O God, you make me glad with the weekly remembrance of the glorious resurrection of your Son my Lord: Give me this day such blessing through my worship of you, that the week to come may be spent in your favor; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.†