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The Divine Hours

Tuesday, July 5
The Morning Office To Be Observed on the Hour or Half Hour Between 6 and 9 a.m.


The Call to Prayer
Proclaim the greatness of the LORD our God and worship him upon his holy hill;* for the LORD our God is the Holy One.
Psalm 99:9

The Request for Presence
Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me;* O LORD make haste to help me.
Psalm 40:14


The Greeting

But you, O LORD my God, Oh, deal with me according to your Name;* for your tender mercy’s sake, deliver me. For I am poor and needy,* and my heart is wounded within me.
Psalm 109:20–21

The Refrain for the Morning Lessons

The LORD is full of compassion and mercy,* slow to anger and of great kindness.
Psalm 103:8

A Reading

Jesus taught us, saying: ‘For God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but so that through him the world might be saved. No one who believes in him will be judged; but whoever does not believe is judged already, because that person does not believe in the name of God’s only Son. And the judgment is this: though the light has come into the world people have preferred darkness to light because their deeds are evil.’
John 3:17–19

The Refrain

The LORD is full of compassion and mercy,* slow to anger and of great kindness.

The Morning Psalm

He Put a New Song in My Mouth

I waited patiently upon the LORD;* he stooped to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the desolate pit, out of the mire and the clay;* he set my feet upon a high cliff and made my footing sure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God;* many shall see, and stand in awe. And put their trust in the LORD.
Psalm 40:1–3

The Refrain

The LORD is full of compassion and mercy,* slow to anger and of great kindness.

The Cry of the Church

In the evening, in the morning, and at noonday, I will complain and lament,* and he will hear my voice.
Psalm 55:18

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, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant that all of us may be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; 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.†


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