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

Liturgy of the Hours


  • Tuesday 19 May 2020

    Tuesday of the 6th week of Eastertide


    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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    COMPLEMENTARY PSALMS

    Here are the complementary psalms. Your current settings have the psalms of the day at Afternoon Prayer (None).


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    Psalm 119 (120)
    Longing for peace


    “Show patience in times of trouble; never cease praying” (Rom 12:12).

    Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

    To the Lord in the hour of my distress
    I call and he answers me.
    ‘O Lord, save my soul from lying lips,
    from the tongue of the deceitful.’

    What shall he pay you in return,
    O treacherous tongue?
    The warrior’s arrows sharpened
    and coals, red-hot, blazing.

    Alas, that I abide a stranger in Meshech,
    dwell among the tents of Kedar!

    Long enough have I been dwelling
    with those who hate peace.
    I am for peace, but when I speak,
    they are for fighting.

    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.


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    Psalm 120 (121)
    The guardian of the people


    “They will never hunger or thirst again; neither the sun nor the scorching wind will ever plague them” (Rev 7:16).

    I lift up my eyes to the mountains:
    from where shall come my help?
    My help shall come from the Lord
    who made heaven and earth.

    May he never allow you to stumble!
    Let him sleep not, your guard.
    No, he sleeps not nor slumbers,
    Israel’s guard.

    The Lord is your guard and your shade;
    at your right side he stands.
    By day the sun shall not smite you
    nor the moon in the night.

    The Lord will guard you from evil,
    he will guard your soul.
    The Lord will guard your going and coming
    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.


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    Psalm 121 (122)
    Jerusalem, the holy city


    “You have come to Mount Zion and the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem” (Heb 12:22).

    I rejoiced when I heard them say:
    ‘Let us go to God’s house.’
    And now our feet are standing
    within your gates, O Jerusalem.

    Jerusalem is built as a city
    strongly compact.
    It is there that the tribes go up,
    the tribes of the Lord.

    For Israel’s law it is,
    there to praise the Lord’s name.
    There were set the thrones of judgement
    of the house of David.

    For the peace of Jerusalem pray:
    ‘Peace be to your homes!
    May peace reign in your walls,
    in your palaces, peace!’

    For love of my brethren and friends
    I say: ‘Peace upon you!’
    For love of the house of the Lord
    I will ask for your good.

    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. Alleluia. Alleluia.


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    Short Reading
    Acts 4:11-12

    This Jesus is ‘the stone rejected by you the builders, but which has proved to be the keystone.’ For of all the names in the world given to men, this is the only one by which we can be saved.


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    ℣. The Lord has truly risen, alleluia.
    ℟. He has appeared to Simon, alleluia.


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    Let us pray.

    Lord God,
    grant your people constant joy
    in the renewed vigour of their souls.
    They rejoice because you have restored them
    to the glory of your adopted children:
    let them look forward gladly
    in the certain hope of resurrection.
    Through Christ our Lord.
    Amen.


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


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