To Be Observed on the Hour or Half Hour Between 6 and 9 a.m.
The Call to Prayer
God has gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of the ram's horn.
Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises.
For God is king of all the earth; sing praises with all your skill.
God reigns over the nations; God sits upon his holy throne. (Psalm 47:5-6)
The Request for Presence
Early in the morning I cry out to you, for in your word is my trust. (Psalm 119:147)
Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your Name give glory; because of your love and because of your faithfulness. (Psalm 115:1)
The Refrain for the Morning Lesson
Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. (Psalm 92:12)
Jesus taught us, saying: "The Father loves the Son and has entrusted everything to his hands.
Anyone who believes in the Son has eternal life, but anyone who refuses to believe in the Son will never see life: God's retribution hangs over him." (John 3:35-36)
Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.
The Morning Psalm (He Remembers That We Are but Dust)
He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor rewarded us according to our wickedness.
For as the heavens are high above the earth, so is his mercy great upon those who fear him.
As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our sins from us.
As a father cares for his children, so does the Lord care for those who fear him.
For he himself knows whereof we are made; he remembers that we are but dust. (Psalm 103:10-14)
Those who are planted in the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.
The Short Verse
"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, who is, who was, and who is to come, the Almighty. (Revelation 1:8)
The Lord's Prayer
The Prayer Appointed for the Week
Almighty and everlasting God, increase in me the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and that I may obtain what you promise, make me love what you command; 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 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.