Sunday, January 22
The Morning Office To Be Observed on the Hour or Half Hour Between 6 and 9 a.m.


The Call to Prayer
Open my lips, O LORD,* and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.
Psalm 51:16

The Request for Presence
Open my eyes, that I may see* the wonders of your law.
Psalm 119:18


The Greeting

I will thank you, O LORD my God, with all my heart,* and glorify your Name for evermore.
Psalm 86:12

The Refrain for the Morning Lessons

For who is God, but the LORD?* who is the Rock, except our God?
Psalm 18:32

A Reading

Jesus taught the disciples, saying: “Look, I am sending you out like sheep among the wolves; so be cunning as snakes and yet innocent as doves. Be prepared for people to hand you over to sanhedrins and scourge you in their synagogues. You will be brought before governors and kings for my sake, as evidence to them and to the gentiles. But when you are handed over, do not worry about how to speak or what to say; what you are to say will be given to you when the time comes, because it is not you who will be speaking; the Spirit of your Father will be speaking in you.”
Matthew 10:16–20

The Refrain

For who is God, but the LORD?* who is the Rock, except our God?

The Morning Psalm

Your Servant Holds Your Word to Be Dear

You are righteous, O LORD,* and upright are your judgments. You have issued your decrees* with justice and in perfect faithfulness. My indignation has consumed me,* because my enemies forget your words. Your word has been tested to the uttermost,* and your servant holds it dear. I am small and of little account,* yet I do not forget your commandments. Your justice is an everlasting justice* and your law is the truth. Trouble and distress have come upon me,* yet your commandments are my delight. The righteousness of your decrees is everlasting;* grant me understanding, that I may live.
Psalm 119:137–144

The Refrain

For who is God, but the LORD?* who is the Rock, except our God?

The Small Verse

O Lamb of God, that takes away the sins of the world, have mercy upon me. O Lamb of God, that takes away the sins of the world, have mercy upon me. O Lamb of God, that takes away the sins of the world, grant me your peace.
Agnus Dei

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

Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; 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.†