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:
Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; 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 9, Tenth Sunday after Pentecost:
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b
Daily Office Readings
(passages in parentheses are optional)
AM Psalm 66, 67; PM Psalm 19, 46
Judges 11:1-11,29-40; 2 Cor. 11:21b-31; Mark 4:35-41
AM Psalm 89:1-18; PM Psalm 89:19-52
Judges 12:1-7; Acts 5:12-26; John 3:1-21
AM Psalm 97, 99, ; PM Psalm 94,  Judges 13:1-15; Acts 5:27-42; John 3:22-36
AM Psalm 101, 109:1-4(5-19)20-30; PM Psalm 119:121-144
Judges 13:15-24; Acts 6:1-15; John 4:1-26
AM Psalm 105:1-22; PM Psalm 105:23-45
Judges 14:1-19; Acts 6:15-7:16; John 4:27-42
AM Psalm 102; PM Psalm 107:1-32
Judges 14:20-15:20; Acts 7:17-29; John 4:43-54
AM Psalm 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13); PM Psalm 33
Judges 16:1-14; Acts 7:30-43; John 5:1-18