About Daily Prayer

The Offices of Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer is an ancient practice of fixed-time prayer known by many different names. Fixed-time prayer appears in both the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament and developed into a variety of forms throughout the history of the Christian church. Read more about the history of Daily Prayer.

The services of Morning Prayer, Noon Prayer, Evening Prayer, and Compline (Night Prayer) weave psalms, Bible readings, and prayers that change from day to day and season to season into a regular pattern of worship.

As Joan Huyser-Honig writes in “Uncovering the Blessing of Fixed-Hour Prayer” (Calvin Institue of Christian Worship, 2006), “Common daily prayer provides a link between private prayer and corporate worship. Setting aside time each morning and evening to pray reminds us that all that we have, including our time, belongs to God.” Read the entire article.

Sources for Daily Prayer

The presentation of offices (services) on this site follows the calendar and lectionary (list of readings) in Evangelical Lutheran Worship (Copyright © 2006 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America). The ELW’s Daily Lectionary comes from Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings (Copyright © 2005 Consultation on Common Texts), a three-year list of readings where each week’s reading relate to the readings of that Sunday.

Because the text of the offices in Evangelical Lutheran Worship are under copyright, this site uses the offices from The Book of Common Prayer, 1979, of The Episcopal Church, which is not under copyright.

Scripture quotations are from New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, (Copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America). Used by permission. All rights reserved. (In compliance with the Gratis Use Policy for the NRSV, only the readings for the current week are stored on the server. We apologize if this may occasionally mean that readings are not available on Thursday when a new week of readings usually begins.)


Return to the Daily Prayer home page.

To say one of the offices, follow one of these links:

Morning Prayer Evening Prayer
Noon Prayer Compline

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