Tuesday, October 17
The Midday Office To Be Observed on the Hour or Half Hour Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.


The Call to Prayer
Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth;* sing praises to the Lord. He rides in the heavens, the ancient heavens;* he sends forth his voice, his mighty voice.
Psalm 68:3334

The Request for Presence
May God be merciful to us and bless us,* show us the light of his countenance and come to us. Let your ways be known upon the earth,* your saving health among all nations.
Psalm 67:12


The Greeting

Exalt yourself above the heavens, O God,* and your glory over all the earth. So that those who are dear to you may be delivered,* save with your right hand and answer me.
Psalm 108:56

The Refrain for the Midday Lessons

Righteousness and justice are the foundations of your throne;* love and truth go before your face.
Psalm 89:14

A Reading

Blessed be God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all the spiritual blessings of heaven in Christ. Thus he chose us in Christ before the world was made to be holy and faultless before him in love, marking us out for himself beforehand, to be adopted sons, through Jesus Christ. Such was his purpose and good pleasure, to the praise of the glory of his grace, his free gift to us in the Beloved . . .
Ephesians 1:36

The Refrain

Righteousness and justice are the foundations of your throne;* love and truth go before your face.

The Midday Psalm

Your Wonders Are More Than I Can Count

Great things are they that you have done, O LORD my God! how great your wonders and your plans for us!* there is none who can be compared with you. Oh, that I could make them known and tell them!* but they are more than I can count.
Psalm 40:56

The Refrain

Righteousness and justice are the foundations of your throne;* love and truth go before your face.

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

Lord, I pray that your grace may always precede and follow me, that I may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ my Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Concluding Prayer of the Church

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy before he first suffered pain, and did not enter into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that I, walking in the way of the cross, may find it to be none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your son my Lord. Amen.