Monday, September 28
The Midday Office To Be Observed on the Hour or Half Hour Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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

The Request for Presence
I call upon you, O God, for you will answer me;* incline your ear to me and hear my words.
Psalm 17:6

The Greeting

The Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him. Amen.

The Refrain for the Midday Lessons

The LORD is my strength and my song,* and he has become my salvation.
Psalm 118:14

A Reading

Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Haran. When he had reached a certain place he stopped there for the night, since the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of that place, he made it his pillow and lay down where he was. He had a dream: there was a ladder, planted on the ground with its top reaching to heaven; and God’s angels were going up and down on it. And there was YAHWEH, beside him, saying, ‘I, YAHWEH, am the God of Abraham your father, and the God of Isaac. The land on which you are lying I shall give to you and your descendants. Your descendants will be as plentiful as the dust on the ground; you will spread to west and to east, to north and to south, and all clans on earth will bless themselves by you and your descendants. Be sure, I am with you; I shall keep you safe wherever you go, and bring you back to this country, for I shall never desert you until I have done what I have promised you.’ Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, ‘Truly, YAHWEH is in this place and I did not know!’ He was afraid and said, ‘How awe-inspiring this place is! This is nothing less than the abode of God, and this is the gate of heaven!’
Genesis 28:10–17

The Refrain

The Lord is my strength and my song,* and he has become my salvation.

The Midday Psalm

The Angel of the LORD Encompasses Those Who Fear Him

I sought the LORD, and he answered me* and delivered me out of all my terror. Look upon him and be radiant,* and let not your faces be ashamed. I called in my affliction and the LORD heard me* and saved me from all my troubles. The angel of the LORD encompasses those who fear him,* and he will deliver them. Taste and see that the LORD is good;* happy are they who trust in him!
Psalm 34:4–8

The Refrain

The Lord is my strength and my song,* and he has become my salvation.

The Gloria

Glory be to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, so it is now and so it shall ever be, world without end. Alleluia.* Amen.

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

O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant me the fullness of your grace, that I, running to obtain your promises, may become a partaker of your heavenly treasure; 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

O God, you make me glad with the weekly remembrance of the glorious resurrection of your Son my Lord: Give me this day such blessing through my worship of you, that the week to come may be spent in your favor; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.†