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Arch Bishop 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 22 (23)
    The good shepherd
    Fresh and green are the pastures where the Lord gives me repose, alleluia.
    The Lord is my shepherd: I shall lack nothing.
    He has taken me to green pastures,
      he has led me to still waters;
      he has healed my spirit.
    He has led me along right paths
      for his own name’s sake.
    Even if I walk in the valley of the shadow of death,
      I shall fear no evil, for you are with me:
      your rod and your staff give me comfort.
    You have set a table before me
      in the sight of my enemies.
    You have anointed my head with oil,
      and my cup overflows.
    Truly goodness and kindness will follow me
      all the days of my life.
    For long years I shall live
      in the house of the Lord.
    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.
    Fresh and green are the pastures where the Lord gives me repose, alleluia.

    Psalm 75 (76)
    Thanksgiving after victory
    In Israel the name of the Lord is great, alleluia.
    God’s name is known in Judah,
      in Israel his name is great.
    His dwelling-place is in Salem,
      in Zion his habitation.
    He has destroyed gleaming bows,
      shields, swords, and whole armies.
    God of Wonders, your glory shines
      from the mountains of spoil.
    The proud and powerful are despoiled
      and now they sleep their sleep –
      all men have lost their strength.
    God of Jacob, at the sound of your rebuke
      chariot and horse fall stunned.
    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.
    In Israel the name of the Lord is great, alleluia.

    Psalm 75 (76)
    The earth in terror was still when God arose to judge, alleluia.
    You bring terror and no-one will stand up to you
      when your anger is roused.
    From the heavens you have made your judgement known:
      the earth trembled and lay still
    when God rose up to give judgement
      to save all the humble of the world.
    For the rage of man will proclaim your greatness
      and the remnants of that rage will make a festival for you.
    Make vows to the Lord and fulfil them.
      Let all around bring gifts to the God of Terror,
    to him who takes away the breath of princes
      and brings terror to the kings of the earth.
    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 earth in terror was still when God arose to judge, alleluia.
    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
    What marvels the Lord worked for us: indeed we are glad.
    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.
    What marvels the Lord worked for us: indeed we are glad.

    Psalm 126 (127)
    Without the Lord, we labour in vain
    The Lord will build the house for us; he will watch over our city.
    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.
    The Lord will build the house for us; he will watch over our city.

    Psalm 127 (128)
    Peaceful life in the Lord
    O blessed are those who fear 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.
    O blessed are those who fear the Lord.

    CONCLUSION


    Short Reading 2 Corinthians 1:21-22 ©
    Remember it is God himself who assures us all, and you, of our standing in Christ, and has anointed us, marking us with his seal and giving us the pledge, the Spirit, that we carry in our hearts.

    ℣. The Lord is my light and my help.
    ℟. He is the protector of my life.

    Let us pray.
    Lord God,
      when our world lay in ruins,
      you raised it up again on the foundation of your Son’s Passion and Death.
    Give us grace to rejoice in the freedom from sin which he gained for us,
      and bring us to everlasting joy.
    Through Christ our Lord.
    Amen.

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