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The Divine Hours

Monday, June 18
The Morning Office To Be Observed on the Hour or Half Hour Between 6 and 9 a.m.


The Call to Prayer
I will call upon God* and the LORD will deliver me. In the evening, in the morning, and at the noonday, I will complain and lament,* and he will hear my voice. He will bring me safely back . . . God, who is enthroned of old, will hear me.
Psalm 55:17ff

The Request for Presence
Show us the light of your countenance, O God,* and come to us.
based on Psalm 67:1


The Greeting

In you, O LORD, have I taken refuge; let me never be put to shame;* deliver me in your righteousness.
Psalm 31:1

The Refrain for the Morning Lessons

Come and listen, all you who fear God,* and I will tell you what he has done for me.
Psalm 66:14

A Reading

Jesus taught us, asking: ‘How can you believe, since you look to each other for glory and are not concerned with the glory that comes from the one God?’
John 5:44

The Refrain

Come and listen, all you who fear God,* and I will tell you what he has done for me.

The Morning Psalm

That Which We Have Heard and Known

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 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 to 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; And not be like their forefathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation,* a generation whose heart was not steadfast, and whose spirit was not faithful to God.
Psalm 78:3–8

The Refrain

Come and listen, all you who fear God,* and I will tell you what he has done for me.

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

Keep, O Lord, your household the Church in your steadfast faith and love, that through your grace each of us may proclaim your truth with boldness, and minister your justice with compassion; for the sake of our Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for 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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