SIXTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS
December 31

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                            Isaiah 45:13
It was I who stirred up one
  for the triumph of justice;
  all his ways I make level.
He shall rebuild my city
  and let my exiles go free
Without price or ransom,
  says the Lord of hosts.


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


COLLECT
O God, who gladden us year by year
as we wait in hope for our redemption,
grant that, just as we joyfully welcome
your Only Begotten Son as our Redeemer,
we may also merit to face him confidently
when he comes again as our Judge.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

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 48:20
With shouts of joy proclaim this,
  make it known;
Publish it to the ends of the earth, and say,
  "The Lord has redeemed his servant Jacob."


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


COLLECT
O God, who gladden us year by year
as we wait in hope for our redemption,
grant that, just as we joyfully welcome
your Only Begotten Son as our Redeemer,
we may also merit to face him confidently
when he comes again as our Judge.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.



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                            Isaiah 65:1
I was ready to respond to those who asked me not,
  to be found by those who sought me not.
I said: Here I am! Here I am!
  to a nation that did not call upon my name.


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


COLLECT
O God, who gladden us year by year
as we wait in hope for our redemption,
grant that, just as we joyfully welcome
your Only Begotten Son as our Redeemer,
we may also merit to face him confidently
when he comes again as our Judge.
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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