Beliefnet
To Be Observed on the Hour or Half Hour Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The Call to Prayer
Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord.
Psalm 31:24

The Request for Presence
With my whole heart I seek you; let me not stray from your commandments.
Psalm 119:!0

The Greeting
I cry out to you, O Lord; I say, "You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living."
Psalm 142:5

The Refrain for the Midday Lessons
The Lord loves those who hate evil; he preserves the lives of the saints and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
Psalm 97:10

A Reading
Your uprightness is too great, Yahweh, for me to dispute with you. But I should like to discuss some points of justice with you: Why is it that the way of the wicked prospers? Why do treacherous people thrive? You plant them, they take root, they flourish, yes, and bear fruit. You are on their lips, yet far from their heart. You know me, Yahweh, you see me, you probe my heart, which is close to yours. Drag them off like sheep for the slaughter-house, reserve them for the day of butchery..For they say, 'God does not see our fate.'
Jeremiah 12:1-4

The Refrain
The Lord loves those who hate evil; he preserves the lives of the saints and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

The Midday Psalm
He Will Break Them Down and Not Build Them Up
Do not snatch me away with the wicked or with the evildoers, who speak peaceably to their neighbors, while strife is in their hearts.
Repay them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their actions.
According to the work of their hands repay them, and give them their just deserts.
They have no understanding of the Lord's doings, nor of the works of his hands; therefore he will break them down and not build them up.
Psalm 28:3-6

The Refrain
The Lord loves those who hate evil; he preserves the lives of the saints and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

The Cry of the Church
O God, come to my assistance! O Lord, make haste to help me!

The Lord's Prayer

The Prayer Appointed for the Week
O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your servant who calls upon you, and grant that I may know and understand what things I ought to do, and that I may also have the grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; 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
Direct me, O Lord, in all my doings with your most gracious favor, and further me with your continual help; that in all my work begun, continued, and ended in you, I may glorify your holy name, and finally, by your mercy, obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen.

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