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    A form of prayer at specified times to be used by individuals or groups. The Divine Hours includes morning, midday, vespers (evening) and compline (before retiring) offices, having roots in the biblical tradition. By default The Divine Hours below is displayed (Printer Friendly | Baby Boomer | Mobile Device | iPhone App ) based on Eastern Standard Time, U.S. however, you can now localize The Divine Hours...

    You may find it helpful to read the introduction by the author, Phyllis Tickle.

    The Morning Office
    To Be Observed on the Hour or Half Hour Between 6 and 9 a.m.
     
    The Call to Prayer
    Know this: The LORD himself is God;* he himself has made us, and we are his; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.
    Psalm 100:2

    The Request for Presence
    Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness, . . .* make your way straight before me.
    Psalm 5:8

    The Greeting
    Hosannah, LORD, hosannah!* LORD, send us now success. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord;* we bless you from the house of the LORD. God is the LORD; he has shined upon us;* form a procession with branches up to the horns of the altar.
    Psalm 118:25-27

    The Refrain for the Morning Lessons
    Let not those who hope in you be put to shame through me, Lord GOD of hosts;* let not those who seek you be disgraced because of me, O God of Israel.
    Psalm 69:7

    A Reading
    Jesus taught us, saying: 'Disciple is not superior to teacher, nor slave to master. It is enough for the disciple to grow to be like his teacher, and slave like master. . . .'
    Matthew 10:24-25

    The Refrain
    Let not those who hope in you be put to shame through me, Lord GOD of hosts;* let not those who seek you be disgraced because of me, O God of Israel.

    The Morning Psalm I Will Keep Your Statutes
    You laid down your commandments,* that we should fully keep them. Oh, that my ways were made so direct* that I might keep your statutes! Then I should not be put to shame,* when I regard all your commandments. I will thank you with an unfeigned heart,* when I have learned your righteous judgments. I will keep your statutes;* do not utterly forsake me.
    Psalm 119:4-8

    The Refrain
    Let not those who hope in you be put to shame through me, Lord GOD of hosts;* let not those who seek you be disgraced because of me, O God of Israel.

    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
    Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all people, to the glory of your Name; 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.

     
    Be sure to check out Phyllis Responds, answers to questions about The Divine Hours™.

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    The Divine Hours™ are reprinted here with permission of Doubleday and Phyllis Tickle. Not for distribution without permission from the author.

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