I pray in the morning, I pray in the evening, but I don’t pray at noon on any kind of a regular basis.
I’m familiar with Morning Prayer and Vesper liturgies, but not the Noonday service.
I say prayers throughout the day, depending on what I see, hear, and feel; I don’t say mid-day prayers as a routine activity. There’s no “noonday prayers” on my calendar. Why is this?
Our Muslim sisters and brothers pray at noon as part of their every day faith, stopping in the middle of activities to orient themselves toward God. Isn’t it time I give this a try?
I hope you’ll join me. With these words, let us begin…
O God, make speed to save us.
O Lord, make haste to help us.