COMMON OF SEVERAL MARTYRS

Daytime Prayer



God, come to my assistance.
- Lord, make haste to help me.

Glory 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.)


Hymn is taken from the Office of the Day. Psalms are taken from the Office of the Day, or from the Complementary Psalter.


Terce (Midmorning)
Sext (Midday)
None (Midafternoon)


TERCE


Antiphon: The Lord gave them victory after a bitter conquest, for no power can conquer the wisdom of God.

Psalms are from the Office of the Day or the Complementary Psalter.


READING          1 Peter 5:10-11
The God of all grace, who called us to his everlasting glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish those who have suffered a little while. Dominion be his throughout the ages. Amen.


God clothed him (her) in gladness.
- And placed a crown of glory on his (her) head.


PRAYER



SEXT


Antiphon: The Lord crowned him (her) with a crown of holiness and gave him (her) a glorious name.

Psalms are from the Office of the Day or the Complementary Psalter.


READING          James 1:12
Happy the man who holds out to the end through trial! Once he has been proved, he will receive the crown of life the Lord has promised to those who love him.


I have put my hope in God.
- I have no fear of man.


PRAYER



NONE



Antiphon: The went out weeping and crying, and bitter was the sowing.

Psalms are from the Office of the Day or the Complementary Psalter.


READING          Wisdom 3:1-2a, 3b
The souls of the just are in the hand of God,
  and no torment shall touch them.
They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead.
  But they are in peace.


They come, see, they come singing for joy.
- Homeward bound, laden with sheaves.


PRAYER

If there is no proper prayer, one of the following is said:

God of power and mercy,
you gave N., your martyr, victory over pain and suffering.
Strengthen us who celebrate this day of his triumph
and help us to be victorious over the evils that threaten us.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Or:

All powerful, ever living God,
You gave N. the courage to witness to the Gospel of Christ,
even to the point of giving his life for it.
By his prayers help us to endure all suffering for love of you
and to seek you with all our hearts,
for you alone are the source of life.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

For virgin martyrs:
God our Father,
you give us joy each year
in honoring the memory of Saint N. .  
May her prayers be a source of help for us,
and may her example of courage and chastity be our inspiration.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

For holy women:
Father,
in our weakness your power reaches perfection.
You gave Saint N. the strength
to defeat the power of sin and evil.
May we who celebrate her glory share in their triumph.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.


Let us praise the Lord.
- And give him thanks.



 
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