- Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, *
which cannot be moved, but stands fast for ever.
- The hills stand about Jerusalem; *
so does the LORD stand round about his people,
from this time forth for evermore.
- The scepter of the wicked shall not hold sway over the land allotted to
the just, *
so that the just shall not put their hands to evil.
- Show your goodness, O LORD, to those who are good *
and to those who are true of heart.
- As for those who turn aside to crooked ways,
the LORD will lead them away with the evildoers; *
but peace be upon Israel.
When your greeting sounded in my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy
And now the Lord says,
who formed me in the womb to be his servant,
‘I will give you as a light to the nations,
that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.’ - Isaiah 49:5-6
The Lord called me from birth.
-From my mother's womb he named me.
O God, you raised up the blessed John the Baptist to make ready a perfect people for Christ the Lord.
Give your people the grace of spiritual joy
and guide the minds of all the faithful
onto the path of salvation and peace.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever.
Nones (Mid Afternoon)
O God, make speed to save us
O Lord, make haste to help us.
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.
The child will be great in the eyes of the Lord, for the hand of the Lord will be with him.