THE DIVINE HOURS

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 based on Eastern Standard Time, U.S. You can use these links to view in another U.S. timezone:  CST  |  MST  |  PST

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


The Midday Office

To Be Observed on the Hour or Half Hour Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m


The Call to Prayer

Glory in his holy Name;* let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.

Psalm 105:3

The Request for Presence

Let your compassion come to me, that I may live,* for your law is my delight.

Psalm 119:77

The Greeting

Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the heavens;* you have done great things; who is like you, O God?

Psalm 71:19

The Refrain for the Midday Lessons

"I will instruct you and teach you in the way that you should go;* I will guide you with my eye. Do not be like horse or mule, which have no understanding;* who must be fitted with bit and bridle, or else they will not stay near you."

A Reading

Through him you now have faith in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory for this very purpose?that your faith and hope should be in God.

1 Peter 1:21

The Refrain

"I will instruct you and teach you in the way that you should go;* I will guide you with my eye. Do not be like horse or mule, which have no understanding;* who must be fitted with bit and bridle, or else they will not stay near you."

The Midday Psalm

Never Have I Seen the Righteous Forsaken

Our steps are directed by the LORD;* he strengthens those in whose way he delights. If they stumble, they shall not fall headlong,* for the LORD holds them by the hand. I have been young and now I am old,* but never have I seen the righteous forsaken.

Psalm 37:24-26

The Refrain

"I will instruct you and teach you in the way that you should go;* I will guide you with my eye. Do not be like horse or mule, which have no understanding;* who must be fitted with bit and bridle, or else they will not stay near you."

The Cry of the Church

Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us.

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

Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn in this fellowship of Christ’s Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; 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

Open, Lord, my eyes that I may see. Open, Lord, my ears that I may hear. Open, Lord, my heart and my mind that I may understand. So shall I turn to you and be healed.

Traditional

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