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

Liturgy of the Hours


  • Friday 14 February 2020

    Friday of week 5 in Ordinary Time


    Afternoon Prayer (None)


    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

    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

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    COMPLEMENTARY PSALMS

    Here are the complementary psalms. Your current settings have the psalms of the day at Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce).


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    Psalm 125 (126)
    Gladness and hope in the Lord


    “Just as you are sharing in our sufferings, so also will you share our consolations” (2 Cor 1:7).

    What marvels the Lord worked for us: indeed we are glad.

    When the Lord delivered Sion from bondage,
        it seemed like a dream.
    Then was our mouth filled with laughter,
        on our lips there were songs.

    The heathens themselves said: ‘What marvels
        the Lord worked for them!’
    What marvels the Lord worked for us!
        Indeed we were glad.

    Deliver us, O Lord, from our bondage
        as streams in dry land.
    Those who are sowing in tears
        will sing when they reap.

    They go out, they go out, full of tears,
        carrying seed for the sowing:
    they come back, they come back, full of song,
        carrying their 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.


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    Psalm 126 (127)
    Without the Lord, we labour in vain


    “You are God’s building” (1 Cor 3:9).

    The Lord will build the house for us; he will watch over our city.

    If the Lord does not build the house,
        in vain do its builders labour;
    if the Lord does not watch over the city,
        in vain does the watchman keep vigil.

    In vain is your earlier rising,
        your going later to rest,
    you who toil for the bread you eat,
        when he pours gifts on his beloved while they slumber.

    Truly sons are a gift from the Lord,
        a blessing, the fruit of the womb.
    Indeed the sons of youth
        are like arrows in the hand of a warrior.

    O the happiness of the man
        who has filled his quiver with these arrows!
    He will have no cause for shame
        when he disputes with his foes in the gateways.

    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.


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    Psalm 127 (128)
    Peaceful life in the Lord


    “’May the Lord bless you from Sion’, that is, from his Church” (Arnobius).

    O blessed are those who fear the Lord.

    O blessed are those who fear the Lord
        and walk in his ways!

    By the labour of your hands you shall eat.
        You will be happy and prosper;
    your wife like a fruitful vine
        in the heart of your house;
    your children like shoots of the olive,
        around your table.

    Indeed thus shall be blessed
        the man who fears the Lord.
    May the Lord bless you from Sion
        all the days of your life!
    May you see your children’s children
        in a happy Jerusalem!

    On Israel, peace!

    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.


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    Short Reading
    Colossians 3:12-13

    You are God’s chosen race, his saints; he loves you, and you should be clothed in sincere compassion, in kindness and humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with one another; forgive each other as soon as a quarrel begins. The Lord has forgiven you; now you must do the same.


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    ℣. The Lord is compassion and love.
    ℟. He is slow to anger and rich in mercy.


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    Let us pray.

    Lord Jesus Christ,
        who on the cross called the penitent thief into your kingdom,
    in faith and trust and confessing our sins we implore your mercy,
        that after our death
        you will lead us rejoicing through the gates of paradise.
    You live and reign for ever and ever.
    Amen.


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


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