So, why do more folks not participate in the services of the Daily Office? Well, our schedules are all so crazy that it is very difficult to do so. Who wants to get up for Lauds at 3:00 AM (not me - even though I did it at St. Meinrad); and mornings are so hectic with going to work, and evening is filled with activities and then when we finally get home we are tired.
So - here is a wonderful solution: An ELCA congregation in Hawaii has created a daily office website. You can go there at choose which service you want to pray - click on it and it is all there. All the texts which are appointed for the day - including the texts for feast days and commemorations (I just finished praying Morning Prayer and today is the Birth of John the Baptist and all of the appointed texts are there). I encourage you to check this out. It is a wonderful site and a great opportunity to lift your hearts in prayer for a short amount of time. Here is the link: Enjoy: