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 God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Lectionary for September 13, Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost:
or Exodus 15:1b-11,20-21
Daily Office Readings
(passages in parentheses are optional)
AM Psalm 24, 29; PM Psalm 8, 84
Job 38:1,18-41; Rev. 18:1-8; Matt. 5:21-26
AM Psalm 56, 57, ; PM Psalm 64, 65
Job 40:1-24; Acts 15:36-16:5; John 11:55-12:8
AM Psalm 61, 62; PM Psalm 68:1-20(21-23)24-36
Job 40:1,41:1-11; Acts 16:6-15; John 12:9-19
AM Psalm 72; PM Psalm 119:73-96
Job 42:1-17; Acts 16:16-24; John 12:20-26
AM Psalm , 71; PM Psalm 74
Job 28:1-28; Acts 16:25-40; John 12:27-36a
AM Psalm 69:1-23(24-30)31-38; PM Psalm 73
Esther 1:1-4,10-19 or Judith 4:1-15; Acts 17:1-15; John 12:36b-43
AM Psalm 75, 76; PM Psalm 23, 27
Esther 2:5-8,15-23 or Judith 5:1-21; Acts 17:16-34; John 12:44-50