THE PASSION OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

Daytime Prayer

From the Common of One Martyr


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)
Nones (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 in gladness.
- And placed a crown of glory on his head.


PRAYER



SEXT


Antiphon: The Lord crowned him with a crown of holiness and gave him 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



NONES



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.


COLLECT
O God, who willed that Saint John the Baptist
should go ahead of your Son
both in his birth and in his death,
grant that, as he died a Martyr for truth and justice,
we, too, may fight hard
for the confession of what you teach.
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.



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


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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