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Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

Liturgy of the Hours

  • Terce (Mid-Morning 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  
    Come, Holy Spirit, live in us
    With God the Father and the Son,
    And grant us your abundant grace
    To sanctify and make us one.
    May mind and tongue made strong in love
    Your praise throughout the world proclaim,
    And may that love within our hearts
    Set fire to others with its flame.
    Most blessèd Trinity of love,
    For whom the heart of man was made,
    To you be praise in timeless song,
    And everlasting homage paid.
    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 46 (47)
    The Lord is King
    The mystery, which was hidden from earlier ages and generations, is now made clear.
    All nations, clap your hands;
      cry out to God in exultation,
    for the Lord, the Most High, is greatly to be feared,
      and King over all the earth.
    He has made whole peoples our subjects,
      put nations beneath our feet.
    He has chosen our inheritance for us,
      the pride of Jacob, whom he loved.
    God ascends amid rejoicing,
      the Lord goes up with trumpet blast.
    Sing to God, sing praise.
      Sing to our king, sing praise.
    God is king over the whole earth:
      sing to him with all your skill.
    God reigns over the nations;
      God sits on his holy throne.
    The nobles of the peoples join together
      with the people of the God of Abraham,
    for to God belong the armies of the earth;
      he is high above all things.
    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 85 (86)
    Turn your ear to me, Lord, and hear me,
      for I am poor and destitute.
    Keep my life safe, for I am faithful;
      O God, save your servant, who trusts in you.
    Take pity upon me, O Lord,
      for I call to you all the day long.
    Make your servant’s heart glad,
      for to you, O Lord, I have raised it.
    For you, Lord, are gentle and mild:
      you are kind to all those who call on you.
    Let your ears hear my prayer, O Lord!
      Turn to the voice of my pleading!
    In my time of trouble I call on you,
      for you, O Lord, will hear me.
    No other god is like you, O Lord,
      and nothing compares with your works.
    All people – all nations you made –
      will come and worship before you;
      they will give glory to your name.
    For you are great, you work wonders:
      you alone are God.
    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 97 (98)
    The Lord has brought salvation
    Sing a new song to the Lord,
      for he has worked wonders.
    His right hand, his holy arm,
      have brought him victory.
    The Lord has shown his saving power,
      and before all nations he has shown his justice.
    He has remembered to show his kindness
      and his faithfulness to the house of Israel.
    The farthest ends of the earth
      have seen the saving power of our God.
    Rejoice in God, all the earth.
      Break forth in triumph and song!
    Sing to the Lord on the lyre,
      with the lyre and with music.
    With trumpets and the sound of the horn,
      sound jubilation to the Lord, our king.
    Let the sea resound in its fullness,
      all the earth and all its inhabitants.
    The rivers will clap their hands,
      and the mountains will exult at the presence of the Lord,
      for he comes to judge the earth.
    He will judge all the world in justice,
      and the peoples with fairness.
    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.
    The mystery, which was hidden from earlier ages and generations, is now made clear.
    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 119 (120)
    Longing for peace
    The mystery, which was hidden from earlier ages and generations, is now made clear.
    I was in trouble, and cried to the Lord;
      and he answered me.
    Lord, free me from the lips of liars,
      from deceitful tongues.
    What will be given you, what will you receive,
      deceitful tongue?
    Sharp arrows from the warrior,
      hardened in the flames.
    Alas, I am an exile in Meshech;
      I dwell among the tents of Kedar!
    My soul has lived too long
      with those who hate peace.
    I am for making peace;
      but whenever I spoke, they attacked me.
    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 120 (121)
    The guardian of the people
    I shall lift my eyes to the hills:
      where is my help to come from?
    My help will come from the Lord,
      who made heaven and earth.
    He will not let your foot slip:
      he will not doze, your guardian.
    Behold, he will not doze or sleep,
      the guardian of Israel.
    The Lord is your guardian, the Lord is your shade;
      he is at your right hand.
    By day the sun will not strike you;
      nor the moon by night.
    The Lord will guard you from all harm;
      the Lord will guard your life.
    The Lord will guard your coming and your going
      both now and 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.

    Psalm 121 (122)
    Jerusalem, the holy city
    They filled me with joy when they said,
      “We will go to the house of the Lord.”
    Now our feet are standing
      within your gates, Jerusalem.
    Jerusalem, built as a city,
      whole and self-contained:
    there the tribes have gone up,
      the tribes of the Lord –
    the witness of Israel,
      to praise the Lord’s name.
    For there are the thrones of justice,
      the thrones of the house of David.
    Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
      “Safety for those who care for you,
    peace inside your walls,
      security within your ramparts!”
    For my brethren and those near to me I will say
      “Peace be upon you.”
    For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
      I will call blessings upon you.
    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.
    The mystery, which was hidden from earlier ages and generations, is now made clear.

    CONCLUSION


    Short Reading Apocalypse 15:4 ©
    Who would not revere and praise your name, O Lord? You alone are holy, and all the pagans will come and adore you for the many acts of justice you have shown.

    ℣. He appeared on earth.
    ℟. And he lived among men.

    Let us pray.
    On this day, Lord God,
      by a guiding star you revealed your Only-Begotten Son
      to all the peoples of the world.
    Lead us from the faith by which we know you now
      to the vision of your glory, face to face.
    Through Christ our Lord.
    Amen.

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