Daytime Prayer
The Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul
June 29
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Terce        Sext        Nones

Terce (Mid Morning)
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.
Amen.


Psalms

Antiphon:
While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit descended on all who were listening to him, and they spoke in tongues and glorified God.
1
When I was in trouble, I called to the LORD; *
     I called to the LORD, and he answered me.
2
Deliver me, O LORD, from lying lips *
     and from the deceitful tongue.
3
What shall be done to you, and what more besides, *
     O you deceitful tongue?
4
The sharpened arrows of a warrior, *
     along with hot glowing coals.
5
How hateful it is that I must lodge in Meshech *
     and dwell among the tents of Kedar!
6
Too long have I had to live *
     among the enemies of peace.
7
I am on the side of peace, *
     but when I speak of it, they are for war.
1
I lift up my eyes to the hills; *
     from where is my help to come?
2
My help comes from the LORD, *
     the maker of heaven and earth.
3
He will not let your foot be moved *
     and he who watches over you will not fall asleep.
4
Behold, he who keeps watch over Israel *
     shall neither slumber nor sleep;
5
The LORD himself watches over you; *
     the LORD is your shade at your right hand,
6
So that the sun shall not strike you by day, *
     nor the moon by night.
7
The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; *
     it is he who shall keep you safe.
8
The LORD shall watch over your going out and your coming in, *
     from this time forth for evermore.
1
I was glad when they said to me, *
     "Let us go to the house of the LORD."
2
Now our feet are standing *
     within your gates, O Jerusalem.
3
Jerusalem is built as a city *
     that is at unity with itself;
4
To which the tribes go up,
the tribes of the LORD, *
     the assembly of Israel,
     to praise the Name of the LORD.
5
For there are the thrones of judgment, *
     the thrones of the house of David.
6
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: *
     "May they prosper who love you.
7
Peace be within your walls *
     and quietness within your towers.
8
For my brethren and companions' sake, *
     I pray for your prosperity.
9
Because of the house of the LORD our God, *
     I will seek to do you good."
Antiphon:
While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit descended on all who were listening to him, and they spoke in tongues and glorified God.

Reading

God chose that the pagans should learn the Good News from me and so become believers. In fact God, who can read everyone’s heart, showed his approval of them by giving the Holy Spirit to them just as he had to us. God made no distinction between them and us, since he purified their hearts by faith. - Acts 15:7-9

Responsory
Their voice has gone out to the limits of the earth.
     - Their words to the ends of the world.

Prayer

O God, you have given us this holy day so that we may have the joy of venerating the apostles Peter and Paul.
Grant that your Church may follow their example in all things,
 for it was from them that her life began.

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.




Sext (Noon)
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.
Amen.


Psalms


Antiphon
Peter went up to the roof of the house to pray around noontime.
1
To you I lift up my eyes, *
     to you enthroned in the heavens.
2
As the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, *
     and the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress,
3
So our eyes look to the LORD our God, *
     until he show us his mercy.
4
Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy, *
     for we have had more than enough of contempt,
5
Too much of the scorn of the indolent rich, *
     and of the derision of the proud.
1
If the LORD had not been on our side, *
     let Israel now say;
2
If the LORD had not been on our side, *
     when enemies rose up against us;
3
Then would they have swallowed us up alive *
     in their fierce anger toward us;
4
Then would the waters have overwhelmed us *
     and the torrent gone over us;
5
Then would the raging waters *
     have gone right over us.
6
Blessed be the LORD! *
     he has not given us over to be a prey for their teeth.
7
We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowler; *
     the snare is broken, and we have escaped.
8
Our help is in the Name of the LORD, *
     the maker of heaven and earth.
1
Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, *
     which cannot be moved, but stands fast for ever.
2
The hills stand about Jerusalem; *
     so does the LORD stand round about his people,
     from this time forth for evermore.
3
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.
4
Show your goodness, O LORD, to those who are good *
     and to those who are true of heart.
5
As for those who turn aside to crooked ways,
the LORD will lead them away with the evildoers; *
     but peace be upon Israel.

Antiphon
Peter went up to the roof of the house to pray around noontime.

Reading
God, who had specially chosen me while I was still in my mother’s womb, called me through his grace and chose to reveal his Son in me, so that I might preach the Good News about him to the pagans. I went off to Arabia at once and later went straight back from there to Damascus. Three years later I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas. - Galatians 1:15 - 18

Responsory
The Apostles held fast to Christ's message.
     - They kept the precepts he gave them..

Prayer

O God, you have given us this holy day so that we may have the joy of venerating the apostles Peter and Paul.
Grant that your Church may follow their example in all things,
 for it was from them that her life began.

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.
Amen.

Psalms

Antiphon
Peter and John went up to the temple at three in the afternoon.

1
When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, *
     then were we like those who dream.
2
Then was our mouth filled with laughter, *
     and our tongue with shouts of joy.
3
Then they said among the nations, *
     "The LORD has done great things for them."
4
The LORD has done great things for us, *
     and we are glad indeed.
5
Restore our fortunes, O LORD, *
     like the watercourses of the Negev.
6
Those who sowed with tears *
     will reap with songs of joy.
7
Those who go out weeping, carrying the seed, *
     will come again with joy, shouldering their sheaves.
1
Unless the LORD builds the house, *
     their labor is in vain who build it.
2
Unless the LORD watches over the city, *
     in vain the watchman keeps his vigil.
3
It is in vain that you rise so early and go to bed so late; *
     vain, too, to eat the bread of toil,
     for he gives to his beloved sleep.
4
Children are a heritage from the LORD, *
     and the fruit of the womb is a gift.
5
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior *
     are the children of one's youth.
6
Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them! *
     he shall not be put to shame
     when he contends with his enemies in the gate.
1
Happy are they all who fear the LORD, *
     and who follow in his ways!
2
You shall eat the fruit of your labor; *
     happiness and prosperity shall be yours.
3
Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine within your house, *
     your children like olive shoots round about your table.
4
The man who fears the LORD *
     shall thus indeed be blessed.
5
The LORD bless you from Zion, *
     and may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of
                                your life.
6
May you live to see your children's children; *
     may peace be upon Israel.

Antiphon
Peter and John went up to the temple at three in the afternoon.

Reading
We have the same spirit of faith that is mentioned in scripture – "I believed, and therefore I spoke" – we too believe and therefore we too speak, knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus to life will raise us with Jesus in our turn, and put us by his side and you with us- Isaiah 49:7b



Responsory
Rejoice and be glad says the Lord,
     - for your names are written in heaven.

Prayer

O God, you have given us this holy day so that we may have the joy of venerating the apostles Peter and Paul.
Grant that your Church may follow their example in all things,
 for it was from them that her life began.

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.






 
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