Sunday, September 15
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 the LORD with the harp,* with the harp and the voice of song. With trumpets and the sound of the horn* shout with joy before the King, the LORD.
Psalm 98:67

The Request for Presence
Show us the light of your countenance, O God,* and come to us.
based on Psalm 67:1


The Greeting

O LORD, what are we that you should care for us?* mere mortals that you should think of us? We are like a puff of wind;* our days are like a passing shadow.
Psalm 144:34

The Refrain for the Midday Lessons

Shout with joy to the LORD, all you lands;* lift up your voice, rejoice, and sing.
Psalm 98:5

A Reading

Make your own the mind of Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, did not count equality with God something to be grasped. But he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, becoming as human beings are; and being in every way like a human being, he was humbler yet, even to accepting death, death on a cross. And for this God raised him high, and gave him the name which is above all other names; so that all beings in the heavens, on earth and in the underworld, should bend the knee at the name of Jesus and that every tongue should acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:511

The Refrain

Shout with joy to the LORD, all you lands;* lift up your voice, rejoice, and sing.

The Midday Psalm

He Has Won for Himself the Victory

Sing to the LORD a new song,* for he has done marvelous things. With his right hand and his holy arm* has he won for himself the victory. The LORD has made known his victory;* his righteousness has he openly shown in the sight of the nations. He remembers his mercy and faithfulness to the house of Israel,* and all the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God.
Psalm 98:14

The Refrain

Shout with joy to the LORD, all you lands;* lift up your voice, rejoice, and sing.

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, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule my heart; through Jesus Christ our 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 and everlasting God, who willed that our Savior should take upon Him our flesh and suffer death upon the Cross, that all mankind should follow the example of His great humility, mercifully grant that we may both follow the example of His patience and also be made partakers of His resurrection. Through the same Jesus Christ. Amen.
adapted from THE SHORT BREVIARY