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


The Call to Prayer
Know this: The LORD himself is God;* he himself has made us, and we are his; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.
Psalm 100:2

The Request for Presence
For God alone my soul in silence waits;* truly, my hope is in him.
Psalm 62:6


The Greeting

Your testimonies are very sure,* and holiness adorns your house, O LORD, for ever and for evermore.
Psalm 93:6

The Refrain for the Morning Lessons

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord;* we bless you from the house of the LORD.
Psalm 118:26

A Reading

Again he said, ‘What shall I compare the kingdom of God with? It is like the yeast a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour till it was all leavened all through.’
Luke 13:20–21

The Refrain

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord;* we bless you from the house of the LORD.

The Morning Psalm

What Is Man That You Should Be Mindful of Him?

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers,* the moon and the stars you have set in their courses, What is man that you should be mindful of him?* the son of man that you should seek him out? You have made him but little lower than the angels;* you adorn him with glory and honor; You give him mastery over the works of your hands;* you put all things under his feet: All sheep and oxen,* even the wild beasts of the field, The birds of the air, the fish of the sea,* and whatsoever walks in the paths of the sea. O LORD our Governor,* how exalted is your Name in all the world!
Psalm 8:4–10

The Refrain

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord;* we bless you from the house of the LORD.

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

Grant that I, Lord, may not be anxious about earthly things, but love things heavenly; and even now, while I am placed among things that are passing away, hold fast to those that shall endure; 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.†