Wednesday, March 29
The Midday Office To Be Observed on the Hour or Half Hour Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m

Saturday, Fifth Week of Lent

The Call to Prayer
Ascribe to the LORD the honor due his Name;* bring offerings and come into his courts.
Psalm 96:8

The Request for Presence
Accept, O LORD, the willing tribute of my lips,* and teach me your judgments.
Psalm 119:108

The Greeting

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

The Refrain for the Midday Lessons

My tongue will proclaim your righteousness all day long.
Psalm 71:24

A Reading

‘Come, let us talk this over,’ says YAHWEH. ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are as red as crimson, they shall be like wool. If you are willing to obey, you shall eat the good things of the earth. But if you refuse and rebel, the sword shall eat you instead—for YAHWEH’s mouth has spoken.’
Isaiah 1:18–20

The Refrain

My tongue will proclaim your righteousness all day long.

The Midday Psalm

We Will Not Let Hide What Our Forefathers Have Told Us

Hear my teaching, O my people;* incline your ears to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in a parable;* I will declare the mysteries of ancient times. That which we have heard and known, and what our forefathers have told us,* we will not hide from their children. We will recount to generations to come the praiseworthy deeds and the power of the LORD,* and the wonderful works he has done. He gave his decrees to Jacob and established a law for Israel,* which he commanded them to teach their children; That the generations to come might know, and the children yet unborn;* that they in their turn might tell it to their children; So that they might put their trust in God,* and not forget the deeds of God, but keep his commandments;
Psalm 78:1–7

The Refrain

My tongue will proclaim your righteousness all day long.

The Cry of the Church

O God, come to my assistance! O Lord, make haste to help me!

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 God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. †

The Concluding Prayer of the Church

O God, the source of eternal light: Shed forth your unending day upon all of us who watch for you, that our lips may praise you, our lives may bless you, and our worship may give you glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. †