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

Liturgy of the Hours


  • Sunday 28 June 2020

    13th Sunday 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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    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).

    I called and the Lord answered me.

    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.

    I called and the Lord answered me.


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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).

    May the Lord guard your going in and coming out.

    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.

    May the Lord guard your going in and coming out.


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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 in the things which were said to me.

    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.

    I rejoiced in the things which were said to me.


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    Short Reading
    1 John 4:16

    We ourselves have known and put our faith in God’s love towards ourselves. God is love and anyone who lives in love lives in God, and God lives in him.


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    ℣. Bend my heart to your will, O God.
    ℟. By your word, give me life.


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    Let us pray.

    Lord God,
    since by the adoption of grace
    you have made us children of light,
    do not let false doctrine darken our minds,
    but grant that your light may shine within us
    and we may always live in the brightness of truth.
    Through Christ our Lord.
    Amen.


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


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