FOURTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS
December 29

Daytime Prayer


God, come to my assistance.
- Lord, make haste to help 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. Alleluia.
Terce        Sext        None


Terce (Mid Morning)
Psalms

Antiphon: Mary, the mother of Jesus, and Joseph were filled with wonder at all that was said of the child.

At one of the hours, the Psalms of the Day, below, are said. At the other hours, the complementary psalms are used.



READING                            Titus 2:11-12

The grace of God has appeared, saving all and training us to reject godless ways and worldly desires and to live temperately, justly, and devoutly in this age.

The Lord has remembered his gracious promise, alleluia.
- He has kept faith with his people, Israel, alleluia.



Sext (Noon)

Psalms

Antiphon: Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart

At one of the hours, the Psalms of the Day, below, are said. At the other hours, the complementary psalms are used.


READING                            1 John 4:9

In this way the love of God was revealed to us:
God sent his only Son into the world
so that we might have life through him.

All the ends of the earth, alleluia.
- Have seen the saving power of our God, alleluia.




None (Mid Afternoon)
Psalms

Antiphon: My own eyes have seen the salvation which you have prepared in the sight of every people.

At one of the hours, the Psalms of the Day, below, are said. At the other hours, the complementary psalms are used.



READING                            Acts 10:36

This is the message God has sent to the sons of Israel, the good news of peace proclaimed through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all.

Mercy and truth have come together, alleluia.
- Justice and peace have kissed, alleluia.


COLLECT
Almighty and invisible God,
who dispersed the darkness of this world
by the coming of your light,
look, we pray, with serene countenance upon us,
that we may acclaim with fitting praise
the greatness of the Nativity of your Only Begotten Son.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

At one of the hours, the Psalms of the Day, below, are said. At the other hours, the complementary psalms are used.


Week 1
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Week 2
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Week 3
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Week 4
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday





The English translation of Psalm Responses, Alleluia Verses, Gospel Verses from Lectionary for Mass 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation (ICEL); the English translation of Antiphons, Invitatories, Responsories, Intercessions, Psalm 95, the Canticle of the Lamb, Psalm Prayers, Non-Biblical Readings from The Liturgy of the Hours 1973, 1974, 1975, ICEL; excerpts from the English translation of The Roman Missal 2010, ICEL. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

 
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