Saturday, July 11
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 55:17

The Request for Presence
Our God will come and will not keep silence;* before him there is a consuming flame, and round about him a raging storm.
Psalm 50:3


The Greeting

For your Name’s sake, O LORD,* forgive my sin, for it is great.
Psalm 25:10

The Refrain for the Morning Lessons

Help me, O LORD my God;* save me for your mercy’s sake.
Psalm 109:25

A Reading

Jesus taught us, saying: ‘For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself; and, because he is the Son of man, has granted him power to give judgment. Do not be surprised at this, for the hour is com-ing when the dead will leave their graves at the sound of his voice: those who did good will come forth to life; and those who did evil will come forth to judgment. By myself I can do nothing; I can only judge as I am told to judge, and my judging is just, because I seek not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me.’
John 5:26–30

The Refrain

Help me, O LORD my God;* save me for your mercy’s sake.

The Morning Psalm

Truly God Is Good to Those Who Are Pure of Heart

Truly God is good to . . .* those who are pure at heart. But as for me, my feet had nearly slipped;* I had almost tripped and fallen; Because I envied the proud* and saw the prosperity of the wicked: For they suffer no pain,* and their bodies are sleek and sound; In the misfortunes of others they have to share;* they are not afflicted as others are; Therefore they wear pride like a necklace* and wrap their violence about them like a cloak. Their iniquity comes from gross minds,* and their hearts overflow with wicked thoughts. They scoff and speak maliciously;* out of their haughtiness they plan oppression. They have set their mouths against the heavens,* and their evil speech runs through the world. And so the people turn to them* and find in them no fault. They say, “How should God, know?* is there knowledge in the Most High?” So then, these are the wicked;* always at ease, they increase their wealth. In vain have I kept my heart clean,* and washed my hands in innocence. I have been afflicted all day long,* and punished every morning. Had I gone on speaking this way,* I should have betrayed the generation of your children. When I tried to understand these things,* it was too hard for me; Until I entered the sanctuary of God* and discerned the end of the wicked. Surely, you set them in slippery places;* you cast them down in ruin. Oh, how suddenly do they come to destruction,* come to an end, and perish from terror! Like a dream when one awakes, O Lord,* when you arise you make their image vanish.
Psalm 73:1–20

The Refrain

Help me, O LORD my God;* save me for your mercy’s sake.

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

O God, you have taught me to keep all your commandments by loving you and my neighbor: Grant me the grace of your Holy Spirit, that I may be devoted to you with my whole heart, and united to others with pure affection; 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.†