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Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

Liturgy of the Hours

  • None (Afternoon Prayer)


    INTRODUCTION  
    O God, come to our aid.
      O Lord, make haste to help us.
    Glory be to the Father and to the Son
      and to the Holy Spirit,
    as it was in the beginning,
      is now, and ever shall be,
      world without end.
    Amen. Alleluia.

    Hymn  
    Eternal Father, loving God,
    Who made us from the dust of earth,
    Transform us by the Spirit’s grace,
    Give value to our little worth.
    Prepare us for that day of days
    When Christ from heaven will come with might
    To call us out of dust again,
    Our bodies glorified in light.
    O Godhead, here untouched, unseen,
    All things created bear your trace;
    The seed of glory sown in man
    Will flower when we see your face.
    Stanbrook Abbey Hymnal

    The psalms of the day are shown here. If you are reciting more than one daytime hour (Terce, Sext, None) today, use the psalms of the day at one hour and the complementary psalms at the others.

    PSALMS OF THE DAY


    Psalm 117 (118)
    A cry of rejoicing and triumph
    Mary was greatly troubled at this greeting and wondered what it might mean. She said, ‘I am to give birth to a King without ceasing to be a virgin.’
    Give thanks to the Lord for he is good,
      and his kindness is for ever.
    Now let Israel say, he is good
      and his kindness is for ever.
    Now let the house of Aaron say it too:
      that his kindness is for ever.
    Now let all who fear the Lord say it too:
      that his kindness is for ever.
    In my time of trial I called out to the Lord:
      he listened, and led me to freedom.
    The Lord is with me,
      I will fear nothing that man can do.
    The Lord, my help, is with me,
      and I shall look down upon my enemies.
    It is good to seek shelter in the Lord,
      better than to trust in men.
    It is good to seek shelter in the Lord,
      better than to trust in the leaders of men.
    Glory be to the Father and to the Son
      and to the Holy Spirit,
    as it was in the beginning,
      is now, and ever shall be,
      world without end.
    Amen.

    Psalm 117 (118)
    All the nations surrounded me,
      and in the Lord’s name I slew them.
    They crowded in and besieged me,
      and in the Lord’s name I slew them.
    They surrounded me like swarms of bees,
      they burned like a fire of dry thorns,
      and in the Lord’s name I slew them.
    They chased and pursued me, to make me fall,
      and the Lord came to my help.
    The Lord is my strength and my rejoicing:
      he has become my saviour.
    A cry of joy and salvation
      in the dwellings of the righteous:
    “The Lord’s right hand has triumphed!
      The Lord’s right hand has raised me up;
      the Lord’s right hand has triumphed.”
    I shall not die, but live,
      and tell of the works of the Lord.
    The Lord chastised me severely
      but did not let me die.
    Glory be to the Father and to the Son
      and to the Holy Spirit,
    as it was in the beginning,
      is now, and ever shall be,
      world without end.
    Amen.

    Psalm 117 (118)
    Open the gates of righteousness:
      I will go in, and thank the Lord.
    This is the gate of the Lord;
      it is the upright who enter here.
    I will thank you, for you listened to me,
      and became my saviour.
    The stone that the builders rejected
      has become the corner-stone.
    It was the Lord who did this –
      it is marvellous to behold.
    This is the day that was made by the Lord:
      let us rejoice today, and be glad.
    Lord, keep me safe;
      O Lord, let me prosper!
    Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
      We bless you from the house of the Lord.
    The Lord is God: he shines upon us!
      Arrange the procession, with close-packed branches,
      up to the horns of the altar.
    You are my God, I will give thanks to you;
      my God, I will give you praise.
    Give thanks to the Lord for he is good,
      and his kindness is for ever.
    Glory be to the Father and to the Son
      and to the Holy Spirit,
    as it was in the beginning,
      is now, and ever shall be,
      world without end.
    Amen.
    Mary was greatly troubled at this greeting and wondered what it might mean. She said, ‘I am to give birth to a King without ceasing to be a virgin.’
    OR:

    At the daytime hours (Terce, Sext, None) when you don’t choose to use the psalms of the day, use the complementary psalms instead.

    COMPLEMENTARY PSALMS


    Psalm 125 (126)
    Gladness and hope in the Lord
    Mary was greatly troubled at this greeting and wondered what it might mean. She said, ‘I am to give birth to a King without ceasing to be a virgin.’
    When the Lord gave Zion back her captives, we became like dreamers.
    Our mouths were filled with gladness and our voices cried in exultation.
    Among the Gentiles they were saying,
      “By his deeds the Lord has shown himself great.”
    The Lord’s deeds showed forth his greatness,
      and filled us with rejoicing.
    Give us back our captives, O Lord,
      as you renew the dry streams in the desolate South.
    Those who sow in tears will rejoice at the harvest.
    They wept as they went, went with seed for the sowing;
    but with joy they will come, come bearing the sheaves.
    Glory be to the Father and to the Son
      and to the Holy Spirit,
    as it was in the beginning,
      is now, and ever shall be,
      world without end.
    Amen.

    Psalm 126 (127)
    Without the Lord, we labour in vain
    If the Lord does not build the house,
      its builders labour in vain.
    If the Lord does not watch over a city,
      its watchmen guard it in vain.
    It is vain for you to rise before the dawn
      and go late to your rest,
      eating the bread of toil –
      to those he loves, the Lord gives sleep.
    The Lord bestows sons as an heirloom,
      the fruit of the womb as a reward.
    Like arrows in the hand of a warrior –
      so are the sons of one’s youth.
    Happy the man who fills his quiver thus:
      when he disputes with his enemies at the gate,
      he will not be the loser.
    Glory be to the Father and to the Son
      and to the Holy Spirit,
    as it was in the beginning,
      is now, and ever shall be,
      world without end.
    Amen.

    Psalm 127 (128)
    Peaceful life in the Lord
    Blessed are all who fear the Lord
      and walk in his ways.
    The food you have worked for, you will eat:
      God’s blessing will bring you good things.
    Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
      on the side of your house.
    Your children will be like olive shoots,
      seated round your table.
    See, this is how the man is blessed
      who fears the Lord.
    May the Lord bless you from Zion:
      may you see the wealth of Jerusalem
      all the days of your life.
    May you see your children’s children.
      Peace be on Israel.
    Glory be to the Father and to the Son
      and to the Holy Spirit,
    as it was in the beginning,
      is now, and ever shall be,
      world without end.
    Amen.
    Mary was greatly troubled at this greeting and wondered what it might mean. She said, ‘I am to give birth to a King without ceasing to be a virgin.’

    CONCLUSION


    Short Reading (2 Thessalonians 1:6-10) ©
    God will very rightly reward you, who are suffering now, with the same peace as he will give us, when the Lord Jesus appears from heaven with the angels of his power, when he comes to be glorified among his saints and seen in his glory by all who believe in him.

    ℣. Come, Lord, and make no delay.
    ℟. Release your people from their sin.

    Let us pray.
    Grant, almighty Father,
    that when Christ comes again we may go out to meet him
      bearing the harvest of good works achieved by your grace.
    We pray that he will receive us into the company of the saints
      and call us into the kingdom of heaven.
    Through Christ our Lord.
    Amen.

    Let us praise the Lord.
    – Thanks be to God.