The Morning Office is a structured prayer session designed for each day of the week and set out in a New Zealand Prayer Book (see p. 71). How do we use the book? Prayers are said aloud with the leader reading the feint print and the congregation reading the bold print. When we get to the numbered sections they are read antiphonally i.e. the leader saying the first part up to the colon, the congregation the second part.
Each morning the lectionary has a set Psalm and bible readings for Morning Prayer. We say the psalms antiphonally and we end 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 forever. Amen.” We take it in turns to read the sections from the Bible.
A time of prayer takes place where the prayer book lists activities in bold. We do not do everything listed. Instead we pray the Collect from the previous Sunday together, we have a time of open prayer and we conclude with The Lord’s Prayer.