The Daily Office.
The Daily Office is a set rhythm of reading the Scriptures, singing, and prayer. Sometimes called the Liturgy of the Hours, the Daily Office has been around for centuries, and is a spiritual practice to help us center each day in the presence of God while engaging the whole sweep of Scripture. In fact, if you read the Daily Office readings every day, you’d read most of the Old Testament in two years, and all of the New Testament every year. To learn more about the office, check out this post.
We’ll post the readings for each day’s office this week below:
O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Lectionary for July 12, Sixth Sunday after Pentecost:
Daily Office Readings
(passages in parentheses are optional)
AM Psalm 148, 149, 150; PM Psalm 114, 115
Joshua 1:1-18; Acts 21:3-15; Mark 1:21-27
AM Psalm 25; PM Psalm 9, 15
Joshua 2:1-14; Rom. 11:1-12; Matt. 25:1-13
AM Psalm 26, 28; PM Psalm 36, 39
Joshua 2:15-24; Rom. 11:13-24; Matt. 25:14-30
AM Psalm 38; PM Psalm 119:25-48
Joshua 3:1-13; Rom. 11:25-36; Matt. 25:31-46
AM Psalm 37:1-18; PM Psalm 37:19-42
Joshua 3:14-4:7; Rom. 12:1-8; Matt. 26:1-16
AM Psalm 31; PM Psalm 35
Joshua 4:19-5:1,10-15; Rom. 12:9-21; Matt. 26:17-25
AM Psalm 30, 32; PM Psalm 42, 43
Joshua 6:1-14; Rom. 13:1-7; Matt. 26:26-35