This is a form of prayer, sometimes called an ‘office’, which you can use
on its own, or use to expand your daily ‘quiet time’ with the Bible. If you
are doing the latter, then replace the suggested readings with the ones
your Bible notes/ plan suggest. You might also choose to use the “Daily
Eucharistic Lectionary” readings, or the readings for Morning or
Evening Prayer, which are available online ( http://almanac.oremus.org ).
You should always say a Psalm, but you could use a different scheme.
The simplest is to work through the Book of Psalms using a Psalm a day
(perhaps splitting some of them).
When saying this office alone, say both the parts in plain and in bold.
O God, make speed to save us.
O Lord, make haste to help us.
My heart tells of your word, ‘Seek my face.’
Your face, Lord, will I seek.
Praise – you could sing a hymn, listen to music, or say
We praise you, O God,
we acclaim you as the Lord;
all creation worships you,
the Father everlasting.
To you all angels, all the powers of heaven,
the cherubim and seraphim, sing in endless praise:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Read a Psalm (see table)
End the Psalm with:
Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.
Bible Reading, eg
Sunday: Revelation 21.1-4, Monday: Isaiah 49.1b-4, Tuesday:
Deuteronomy 28.1-6, Wednesday: Matthew 9.35-end, Thursday:
John 17.18-23, Friday: Luke 9.22-25, Saturday: John 11.17–26a.
Intercessions: pray for the Church, the world, and for individuals.
This, or another collect is said:
O Lord our God,
grant us grace to desire you with our whole heart;
that so desiring, we may seek and find you;
and so finding, may love you;
and so loving, may hate those sins from which you have delivered us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer is said.
May God who made both heaven and earth bless us. Amen.
Appendix – a fortnight’s cycle of Psalms
Sunday 121, 122
Monday 123, 124
Tuesday 125, 126
Friday 129, 130
Saturday 131, 133
Some More Bible Passages To Read
Philippians 4.1-13 1