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

Liturgy of the Hours


  • Tuesday 11 February 2020

    Tuesday of week 5 in Ordinary Time


    Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce)


    Introduction (without Invitatory)

    If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.


    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.


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    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

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    PSALMS OF THE DAY

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    Psalm 118(119): 1-8
    Meditating the word of the Lord in the Law


    “All things were made through him” (John 1:3).

    Blessed are they who live by the law of the Lord.

    They are happy whose life is blameless,
        who follow God’s law!
    They are happy who do his will,
        seeking him with all their hearts,
    who never do anything evil
        but walk in his ways.

    You have laid down your precepts
        to be obeyed with care.
    May my footsteps be firm
        to obey your statutes.
    Then I shall not be put to shame
        as I heed your commands.

    I will thank you with an upright heart
        as I learn your decrees.
    I will obey your statutes;
        do not forsake 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.

    Blessed are they who live by the law of the Lord.


    Psalm-prayer

    Lord God, you proclaim victorious those whose lives are blameless and give your law to those who seek it. Make us seek your righteous ways in our hearts.


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    Psalm 12 (13)
    Lament of a righteous man who trusts in God


    “May the God of hope fill you with every joy” (Rom 15:13).

    My heart shall rejoice in your salvation.

    How long, O Lord, will you forget me?
        How long will you hide your face?
    How long must I bear grief in my soul,
        this sorrow in my heart day and night?
        How long shall my enemy prevail?

    Look at me, answer me, Lord my God!
        Give light to my eyes lest I fall asleep in death,
    lest my enemy say: ‘I have overcome him’;
        lest my foes rejoice to see my fall.

    As for me, I trust in your merciful love.
        Let my heart rejoice in your saving help:
    Let me sing to the Lord for his goodness to me,
        singing psalms to the name of the Lord, the Most High.

    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.

    My heart shall rejoice in your salvation.


    Psalm-prayer

    Saving God, by the resurrection of your Son, you have given light to our eyes, and they shall not sleep in death for ever. Look upon the sufferings of your Church so that our hearts may rejoice in your saving help and sing you songs of praise.


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    Psalm 13 (14)
    The folly of the lawless


    “Where sin increased, grace abounded all the more” (Rom 5:20).

    God made all men prisoners of disobedience, that he might show mercy to them all.

    The fool has said in his heart:
        ‘There is no God above.’
    Their deeds are corrupt, depraved;
        not a good man is left.

    From heaven the Lord looks down
        on the sons of men
    to see if any are wise,
        if any seek God.

    All have left the right path,
        depraved, every one;
    there is not a good man left,
        no, not even one.

    Will the evil-doers not understand?
        They eat up my people
    as though they were eating bread:
        they never pray to the Lord.

    See how they tremble with fear
        without cause for fear:
        for God is with the just.
    You may mock the poor man’s hope,
        but his refuge is the Lord.

    O that Israel’s salvation might come from Sion!
        When the Lord delivers his people from bondage,
        then Jacob will be glad and Israel rejoice.

    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.

    God made all men prisoners of disobedience, that he might show mercy to them all.


    Psalm-prayer

    God of wisdom and truth, without you neither truth nor holiness can survive. Safeguard the Church you have gathered into one and make us glad in proclaiming you.


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    Short Reading
    Jeremiah 17:7-8

    A blessing on the man who puts his trust in the Lord, with the Lord for his hope. He is like a tree by the waterside that thrusts its roots to the stream: when the heat comes it feels no alarm, its foliage stays green; it has no worries in a year of drought, and never ceases to bear fruit.


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    ℣. The Lord will not refuse any good to those who walk without blame.
    ℟. Lord, God of hosts, happy the man who trusts in you.


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    Let us pray.

    Almighty, ever-living God,
        who at this third hour sent down your Holy Spirit on the apostles,
    send forth that same Spirit of love into our hearts
        so that we may bear faithful witness to you before all mankind.
    Through Christ our Lord.
    Amen.


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


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