Tuesday, February 28
The Morning Office To Be Observed on the Hour or Half Hour Between 6 and 9 a.m.

Friday, First Week of Lent


The Call to Prayer
I will call upon God,* and the LORD will deliver me. God, who is enthroned of old, will hear me.
Psalm 55:17, 20

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 said: “If your right eye should be your downfall, tear it out and throw it away; for it will do you less harm to lose one part of yourself than to have your whole body thrown into hell. And if your right hand should be your downfall, cut it off and throw it away; for it will do you less harm to lose one part of yourself than to have your whole body thrown into hell.”
Matthew 5:29–30

The Refrain

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

The Morning Psalm

Let Them Offer a Sacrifice of Thanksgiving

He sent forth his word and healed them* and saved them from the grave. Let them give thanks to the LORD for his mercy* and the wonders he does for his children. Let them offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving* and tell of his acts with shouts of joy.
Psalm 107:20–22

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, the strength of all who put their trust in you: Mercifully accept my prayers; and because in my weakness I can do nothing good without you, give me the help of your grace, that in keeping your commandments I may please you in both will and deed; through Jesus Christ my 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. †