Wednesday, May 25
The Morning Office To Be Observed on the Hour or Half Hour Between 6 and 9 a.m.


The Call to Prayer
Sing to the LORD a new song,* for he has done marvelous things.
Psalm 98:1

The Request for Presence
Create in me a clean heart, O God,* and renew a right spirit within me.
Psalm 51:11


The Greeting

I am small and of little account,* yet I do not forget your commandments.
Psalm 119:141

The Refrain for the Morning Lessons

Let my mouth be full of your praise* and your glory all the day long.
Psalm 71:8

A Reading

A man came, sent by God. His name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness to the light, so that everyone might believe through him. He was not the light, he was to bear witness to the light. The Word was the real light that gives light to everyone; he was coming into the world.
John 1:6–9

The Refrain

Let my mouth be full of your praise* and your glory all the day long.

The Morning Psalm

May the LORD Rejoice in All His Work

May the glory of the LORD endure for ever;* may the LORD rejoice in all his works. He looks at the earth and it trembles;* he touches the mountains and they smoke. I will sing to the LORD as long as I live;* I will praise my God while I have my being. May these words of mine please him;* I will rejoice in the LORD. Let sinners be consumed out of the earth,* and the wicked be no more. Bless the LORD, O my soul.* Hallelujah!
Psalm 104:32–37

The Refrain

Let my mouth be full of your praise* and your glory all the day long.

The Small Verse

O Lord, hear my prayer and let my cry come unto you. Thanks be to God.
THE SHORT BREVIARY

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

Grant, O Lord, that the course of this world may be peaceably governed by your providence; and that your Church may joyfully serve you in confidence and serenity; 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. †