The Liturgy of the Hours is the official public prayer of the Church. Composed of hymns, Psalms, Scripture readings and prayers, it is a prayer of thanksgiving, reparation, and adoration of God and asks for the grace to continue Christ's work on earth. The Divine Office has been a part of our Church tradition since the first century and Vatican II reaffirmed its importance in the prayer life of the Church. Vatican II encouraged the use of the Divine Office in both the public and private prayer life of all the faithful. Yet despite this call by Vatican II, most people are unfamiliar with it today. Our parishes pray this together every day in a tutorial style in order to help anyone interested in incorporating this into their prayer life.