ST. STEPHEN

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.


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


TERCE


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                            1 Peter 5:10-11
The God of all grace who called you to his eternal glory through Christ will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you after you have suffered a little. To him be dominion forever. Amen.


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


COLLECT
Grant, Lord, we pray,
that we may imitate what we worship,
and so learn to love even our enemies,
for we celebrate the heavenly birthday
of a man who knew how to pray even for his persecutors.
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.

SEXT


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                            James 1:12
Blessed is the man who perseveres in trial, for when he has been proved he will receive the crown of life that he promised to those who love him.


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


COLLECT
Grant, Lord, we pray,
that we may imitate what we worship,
and so learn to love even our enemies,
for we celebrate the heavenly birthday
of a man who knew how to pray even for his persecutors.
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.

NONE



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                            Wisdom 3:1-2a,3b
But 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
Grant, Lord, we pray,
that we may imitate what we worship,
and so learn to love even our enemies,
for we celebrate the heavenly birthday
of a man who knew how to pray even for his persecutors.
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.
Amen.


Psalms of the Day
At one of the hours, the Psalms of the Day, below, are said. At the other hours, the complementary psalms are used.


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Week 2
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Week 3
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Week 4
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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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