Daily Psalms

The recitation of the Psalms is central to daily worship throughout the whole of Christian Tradition.

Anglicanism at the time of the Reformation established that the entire Psalter should be read in the Daily Office once each month, according to the pattern printed with this Lectionary.   Contemporary practice sometimes lessens the number of the daily psalms, which practice is permissible as long as the entire Psalter is regularly read.  For any day, the psalms appointed may be reduced in number according to local circumstance.  If there is only one office, the psalms may be drawn from those appointed for Morning or Evening that Day.  If a two month cycle of psalms is desired, the Morning psalms may be read in one month and the Evening psalms in the next.  When there is a thirty-first day of the month, psalms from the Psalms of Ascents, Psalms 120-134, are used.

Day Morning Prayer Evening Prayer   Day Morning Prayer Evening Prayer
1 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 6, 7, 8 16 79, 80, 81 82, 83, 84, 85
2 9, 10, 11 12, 13, 14 17 86, 87, 88 89
3 15, 16, 17 18 18 90, 91, 92 93, 94
4 19, 20, 21 22, 23 19 95, 96, 97 98, 99, 100, 101
5 24, 25, 26 27, 28, 29 20 102, 103 104
6 30, 31 32, 33, 34 21 105 106
7 35, 36 37 22 107 108, 109
8 38, 39, 40 41, 42, 43 23 110, 111, 112, 113 114, 115
9 44, 45, 46 47, 48, 49 24 116, 117, 118 119:1-32
10 50, 51, 52 53, 54, 55 25 119:33-72 119:73-104
11 56, 57, 58 59, 60, 61 26 119:105-144 119:145-176
12 62, 63, 64 65, 66, 67 27 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131
13 68 69, 70 28 132, 133, 134, 135 136, 137, 138
14 71, 72 73, 74 29 139, 140 141, 142, 143
15 75, 76, 77 78 30 144, 145, 146 147, 148, 149, 150

The Gloria Patri may be said after each psalm, or at the conclusion of all the psalms of the day.  The manner of recitation of the psalms can be adapted to size of congregation and physical setting: responsive, antiphonal, or unison, and by whole or half verse.

Psalms proper to a feast or fast day, or to the lessons appointed for the day, may be substituted for those provided in the thirty day cycle.

From the Anglican Church Daily Office Lectionary