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

Liturgy of the Hours


  • Saturday 1 August 2020

    Saturday of week 17 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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    PSALMS OF THE DAY

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    Psalm 118(119): 33-40
    Meditating the word of the Lord in the Law


    “Your will be done, on earth as in heaven” (Mt 6:10)

    Lead me, Lord, in the path of your commands.

    Teach me the demands of your statutes
    and I will keep them to the end.
    Train me to observe your law,
    to keep it with my heart.

    Guide me in the path of your commands;
    for there is my delight.
    Bend my heart to your will
    and not to love of gain.

    Keep my eyes from what is false;
    by your word, give me life.
    Keep the promise you have made
    to the servant who fears you.

    Keep me from the scorn I dread,
    for your decrees are good.
    See, I long for your precepts;
    then in your justice, give me life.

    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.

    Lead me, Lord, in the path of your commands.


    Psalm-prayer

    In your justice give us life, Father. Do not allow greed to possess us but incline our hearts to your commands. Give us understanding to know your law and direct us according to your will.


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    Psalm 33 (34)
    The Lord, the salvation of the righteous


    “You have tasted and seen that the Lord is sweet” (1 Pet 2:3).

    Those who seek the Lord lack no blessing.

    I will bless the Lord at all times,
    his praise always on my lips;
    in the Lord my soul shall make its boast.
    The humble shall hear and be glad.

    Glorify the Lord with me.
    Together let us praise his name.
    I sought the Lord and he answered me;
    from all my terrors he set me free.

    Look towards him and be radiant;
    let your faces not be abashed.
    This poor man called, the Lord heard him
    and rescued him from all his distress.

    The angel of the Lord is encamped
    around those who revere him, to rescue them.
    Taste and see that the Lord is good.
    He is happy who seeks refuge in him.

    Revere the Lord, you his saints.
    They lack nothing, those who revere him.
    Strong lions suffer want and go hungry
    but those who seek the Lord lack no blessing.

    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.

    Those who seek the Lord lack no blessing.


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    Psalm 33 (34)

    Let peace be all your quest and aim.

    Come, children, and hear me
    that I may teach you the fear of the Lord.
    Who is he who longs for life
    and many days, to enjoy his prosperity?

    Then keep your tongue from evil
    and your lips from speaking deceit.
    Turn aside from evil and do good;
    seek and strive after peace.

    The Lord turns his face against the wicked
    to destroy their remembrance from the earth.
    The Lord turns his eyes to the just
    and his ears to their appeal.

    They call and the Lord hears
    and rescues them in all their distress.
    The Lord is close to the broken-hearted;
    those whose spirit is crushed he will save.

    Many are the trials of the just man
    but from them all the Lord will rescue him.
    He will keep guard over all his bones,
    not one of his bones shall be broken.

    Evil brings death to the wicked;
    those who hate the good are doomed.
    The Lord ransoms the souls of his servants.
    Those who hide in him shall not be condemned.

    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.

    Let peace be all your quest and aim.


    Psalm-prayer

    Graciously hear us, Lord, for we seek only you. You are near to those whose heart is right. Open yourself to accept our sorrowful spirit; calm our bodies and minds with the peace which surpasses understanding.


    Or:

    God our Creator, strength for the weak and food for the hungry, accept the mystery of the Church’s praise and thanksgiving. May we taste and see your goodness on earth and praise your greatness in heaven.


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    Short Reading
    Wisdom 7:27,8:1

    Although she is alone, Wisdom can accomplish everything. She deploys her strength from one end of the earth to the other, ordering all things for good.


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    ℣. O Lord, how great are your works.
    ℟. How wonderful are your designs.


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    Let us pray.

    Give us perfect peace, Lord,
    so that we may delight in serving you
    all the days of our life,
    and at the last, with our Lady’s help,
    come safely to your presence.
    Through Christ our Lord.
    Amen.


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


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