Holy Rule for Oct. 21
Prayers, please, for Nico and Stephanie and their grandfather, who is very ill with pneumonia.
Lord, help us all as You know and will. God's
will is best. All is mercy and grace. God is never absent, praise
Him! Thanks so much. JL
February 21, June 22, October 22
Chapter 18: In What Order the Psalms Are to Be Said
Let this verse be said: "Incline unto my aid, O God; O Lord, make
haste to help me,"
and the "Glory be to the Father" then the hymn proper to each Hour.
Then at Prime on Sunday four sections of Psalm 118 are to be said;
and at each of the remaining Hours, that is Terce, Sext and None,
three sections of the same Psalm 118.
At Prime on Monday let three Psalms be said, namely Psalms 1, 2 and
6. And so each day at Prime until Sunday let three Psalms be said
in numerical order, to Psalm 19,
but with Psalms 9 and 17 each divided into two parts. Thus it comes
about that the Night Office on Sunday always begins with Psalm 20.
I was glad to hear from some who especially loved the prayers of
Prime. So do I! Here, however, is yet another offering from the
Office of Prime: its hymn. Being metrical, it is easily memorized.
A nurse friend of mine told me years ago she used to sing this hymn
every morning at an Episcopal summer camp for kids. Not a bad idea
at all! Enjoy!
Love and prayers,
Petersham, MA 01366
Now that the daylight fills the sky
We lift our hearts to God on high,
That He, in all we do or say,
Would keep us free from harm today:
Would guard our hearts and tongues from strife;
From anger's din would hide our life;
From evil sights would turn our eyes;
Would close our ears to vanities.
So we, when this new day is gone
and night in turn is drawing on,
With conscience by the world unstained
Shall praise His name for vict'ry gained.
To God the Father and the Son
And Holy Spirit, three in one,
Be endless glory as before
The world began, so evermore. Amen.
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Matt and Bettie are celebrating 22 years of marriage, not 201 as they awful typo reads. I thought it was 21 years, but Matt kindly corrected my mistake.