FIFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS
December 30

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                            Deuteronomy 4:7

What great nation is there that has gods so close to it as the Lord, our God, is to us whenever we call upon him?

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                            Isaiah 12:5-6

Sing praise to the Lord
  for his glorious achievement;
  let this be known throughout all the earth.
Shout with exultation,
  O city of Zion,
  for great in your midst
  is the Holy One of Israel!

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                            Tobit 14:6-7

All the nations of the world shall be converted and shall offer God true worship; all shall abandon their idols which have deceitfully led them into error, and shall bless the God of the ages in righteousness.

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


COLLECT
Grant, we pray, almighty God,
that the newness of the Nativity in the flesh
of your Only Begotten Son may set us free,
for ancient servitude holds us bound
beneath the yoke of sin.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your 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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