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:
Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.
Lectionary for August 29, Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost:
Song of Solomon 2:8-13
Psalm 45:1-2, 7-10
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
Daily Office Readings
(passages in parentheses are optional)
AM Psalm 148, 149, 150; PM Psalm 114, 115
1 Kings 8:22-30(31-40); 1 Tim. 4:7b-16; John 8:47-59
AM Psalm 25; PM Psalm 9, 15
2 Chron. 6:32-7:7; James 2:1-13; Mark 14:53-65
AM Psalm 26, 28; PM Psalm 36, 39
1 Kings 8:65-9:9; James 2:14-26; Mark 14:66-72
AM Psalm 38; PM Psalm 119:25-48
1 Kings 9:24-10:13; James 3:1-12; Mark 15:1-11
AM Psalm 37:1-18; PM Psalm 37:19-42
1 Kings 11:1-13; James 3:13-4:12; Mark 15:12-21
AM Psalm 31; PM Psalm 35
1 Kings 11:26-43; James 4:13-5:6; Mark 15:22-32
AM Psalm 30, 32; PM Psalm 42, 43
1 Kings 12:1-20; James 5:7-12,19-20; Mark 15:33-39