Psalter Week 2 : 7th April 2020 – Midday Prayer

Introduction to each hour (Same introduction used everyday unless stated)

  • O God, come to my aid;
  • O 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.

Opening Hymn (Same hymn used for Week 2 Midday Prayer);

Lord God and Maker of all things,
Creation is upheld by you.
While all must change and know decay,
You are unchanging, always new.

You are man’s solace and his shield,
His Rock secure on which to build.
You are the spirit’s tranquil home,
In you alone is hope fulfilled.

To God the Father and the Son
And Holy Spirit render praise:
Blest Trinity, from age to age
The strength of all our living days.

Psalmody

Anthipon 1 : As the Father knows me, so I know the Father; and I lay down my life for my sheep.

Psalm 118(119): 49-56

Remember how you gave your word to your servant,
for thus you gave me hope.
It was this that consoled me in my distress,
for your promise gave me life.

The proud laughed themselves sick over me,
but I did not turn away from your law.
I remembered your eternal decrees, O Lord,
and they brought me consolation.

I was seized with indignation
at the sinners who abandon your law.
I made your statutes into songs
to sing in my exile.

At night I remembered your name, O Lord,
and I will keep your law.
This will be to my credit:
that I followed your precepts.

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.

Anthipon 1 : As the Father knows me, so I know the Father; and I lay down my life for my sheep.

Anthipon 2 : As the Father knows me, so I know the Father; and I lay down my life for my sheep.

Psalm 52 (53)

The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God’.
They are corrupt and they do vile things:
not one of them does good.
From heaven the Lord looks down on the sons of men
to see if any understand, and seek God.

All have fallen away, each as corrupt as the other.
Not one of them does good, not even one.
They must know what they are doing, those who do evil,
who eat up my people like so much bread.

They did not call on the Lord,
so they tremble with fear
when there is no reason to be afraid.
Since God has scattered the bones
of those who besieged you,
they are disgraced because God has rejected them.
Who will bring Israel salvation from Zion?
When the Lord delivers his people from captivity,
Jacob will exult and Israel will rejoice.

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.

Anthipon 2 : As the Father knows me, so I know the Father; and I lay down my life for my sheep.

Anthipon 3: As the Father knows me, so I know the Father; and I lay down my life for my sheep.

Psalm 53 (54)

God, by your name, save me.
In your power, God, judge me.
God, listen to my prayer
and turn your ear to the words of my mouth.

The proud have risen up against me,
the strong seek to take my life.
They do not keep God in their hearts.
But God helps me,
and the Lord lifts up my soul.

Willingly I will sacrifice to you
and proclaim your name, O God,
proclaim your good name.
It has rescued me from all my troubles,
and my eyes look down on my enemies.

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.

Anthipon 3 : As the Father knows me, so I know the Father; and I lay down my life for my sheep.

Scripture (1 Corinthians 1:22-24)

Remember how I stood in your presence to plead on their behalf, to turn your wrath away from them.

Short Responsory

  • Ours were the sufferings he bore,
  • Ours were the sorrows he carried.
  • 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.

Concluding Prayer

All-powerful, ever-living God,
may our sacramental celebration of the Lord’s passion
bring us your forgiveness.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Conclusion of the hours (Repeated at every hour of the day except at night)

May the lord bless us, keep us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.

Amen

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NOTE: Please do take note. The readings are taken from https://universalis.com/ and compressed on this site to reduce confusion (basing on the confusions I had when I started Divine Office Readings)