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Wednesday 21 February 2018    (other days)
Wednesday of the 1st week of Lent 

None (Afternoon Prayer)


INTRODUCTION
Deus, in adiutórium meum inténde.
  Dómine, ad adiuvándum me festína.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
INTRODUCTION
O God, come to our aid.
  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.

Hymnus
Ternis ter horis númerus
nobis sacrátus pánditur,
sanctóque Iesu nómine
munus precémur véniæ.
Latrónis, en, conféssio
Christi merétur grátiam;
laus nostra vel devótio
mercétur indulgéntiam.
Mors per crucem nunc ínterit
et post ténebras lux redit;
horror dehíscat críminum,
splendor nitéscat méntium.
Christum rogámus et Patrem,
Christi Patrísque Spíritum;
unum potens per ómnia,
fove precántes, Trínitas. Amen.
Hymn
Eternal Father, loving God,
Who made us from the dust of earth,
Transform us by the Spirit’s grace,
Give value to our little worth.
Prepare us for that day of days
When Christ from heaven will come with might
To call us out of dust again,
Our bodies glorified in light.
O Godhead, here untouched, unseen,
All things created bear your trace;
The seed of glory sown in man
Will flower when we see your face.
Stanbrook Abbey Hymnal

The psalms of the day are shown here. If you are reciting more than one daytime hour (Terce, Sext, None) today, use the psalms of the day at one hour and the complementary psalms at the others.

PSALMS OF THE DAY


Ps 118:9-16
Per arma iustítiæ virtútis Dei, commendémus nosmetípsos in multa patiéntia.
9In quo mundábit adulescéntior viam suam?*
  In custodiéndo sermónes tuos.
10In toto corde meo exquisívi te,*
  ne erráre me fácias a præcéptis tuis.
11In corde meo abscóndi elóquia tua,*
  ut non peccem tibi.
12Benedíctus es, Dómine;*
  doce me iustificatiónes tuas.
13In lábiis meis*
  numerávi ómnia iudícia oris tui.
14In via testimoniórum tuórum delectátus sum*
  sicut in ómnibus divítiis.
15In mandátis tuis exercébor*
  et considerábo vias tuas.
16In iustificatiónibus tuis delectábor,*
  non oblivíscar sermónem tuum.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Psalm 118(119): 9-16
Armed with the justice which is the power of God, let us prove ourselves with great patience.
How will the young retain purity?
  By obeying your word.
Wholeheartedly I have sought you:
  do not let me stray from your commandments.
I have treasured your promise in my heart
  so as not to sin against you.
Blessed are you, O Lord:
  teach me your judgements.
My lips have counted
  all the rulings your mouth has spoken.
I delight in following your decrees,
  uncountable riches.
I shall strive to follow your commands
  and to contemplate your ways.
I shall delight in your judgements:
  I shall not forget your words.
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.

Ps 16:1-9
Ab impiis salva me, Domine

In diebus carnis suae ... preces offerens et exauditus” (Hebr 5, 7).

1Exáudi, Dómine, iustítiam meam,*
  inténde deprecatiónem meam.
Auribus pércipe oratiónem meam,*
  non in lábiis dolósis.
2De vultu tuo iudícium meum pródeat;*
  óculi tui vídeant æquitátes.
3Proba cor meum et vísita nocte;†
  igne me exámina,*
  et non invénies in me iniquitátem.
4Non transgréditur os meum ad ópera hóminum,*
  propter verba labiórum tuórum custodívi me a viis violénti.
5Rétine gressus meos in sémitis tuis,*
  ut non moveántur vestígia mea.
6Ego ad te clamávi, quóniam exáudis me, Deus;*
  inclína aurem tuam mihi et exáudi verba mea.
7Mirífica misericórdias tuas,*
  qui salvos facis ab insurgéntibus sperántes in déxtera tua.
8Custódi me ut pupíllam óculi,†
  sub umbra alárum tuárum prótege me*
  9a fácie impiórum, qui me afflixérunt.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Psalm 16 (17)
Save me from wrongdoers
Hear the case I bring before you, Lord,
  listen to my plea.
Lend your ears to the voice of my pleading:
  on my lips there is no deceit.
Give judgement yourself in my favour,
  let your eyes see that justice is done.
Search my heart, inspect it by night,
  test me with fire –
  in me you will find no wrong.
My speech is not turned aside towards the works of men:
  and because of your words I keep far from the ways of the violent.
Keep my steps from leaving your paths,
  so that I may never stumble.
I have cried to you, God, because you will listen;
  turn your ear to me and listen to my words.
Pour out your kindness till men are astonished,
  you, who keep safe from attack
  all who trust in your strength.
Guard me as the apple of your eye,
  hide me in the shade of your wings,
  away from the wicked who have done me wrong.
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.

Ps 16:9-15
Inimíci mei in furóre circumdedérunt me,†
  10ádipem suum conclusérunt;*
  os eórum locútum est supérbiam.
11Incedéntes nunc circumdedérunt me,*
  óculos suos statuérunt prostérnere in terram.
12Aspéctus eórum quasi leónis paráti ad prædam*
  et sicut cátuli leónis recubántis in ábditis.
13Exsúrge, Dómine, prǽveni eum, supplánta eum;*
  éripe ánimam meam ab ímpio frámea tua,
14a mórtuis manu tua, Dómine,*
  a mórtuis, quorum defécit pórtio vitæ.
De recónditis tuis adímpleas ventrem eórum,*
  saturéntur fílii et dimíttant relíquias párvulis suis.
15Ego autem in iustítia vidébo fáciem tuam,*
  satiábor, cum evigilávero, conspéctu tuo.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Per arma iustítiæ virtútis Dei, commendémus nosmetípsos in multa patiéntia.
Psalm 16 (17)
In their rage, my enemies surround me,
  they have sealed up their hearts and their mouths utter threats.
They advance, they surround me,
  they watch for their chance to send me sprawling to the ground.
Their faces are like lions eager for their prey,
  like lion cubs lying and waiting in their den.
Rise up, O Lord, face my enemy and defeat him,
  with your sword rescue my life from the wicked.
By your hand, Lord, rescue me from death;
  from joining the dead, who have life no more.
From your storehouse you fill men’s bellies,
  their children are sated, they leave the rest to their heirs.
And I, being upright, shall see your face,
  the sight of you, when I wake, will be all that I need.
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.
Armed with the justice which is the power of God, let us prove ourselves with great patience.
OR:

At the daytime hours (Terce, Sext, None) when you don’t choose to use the psalms of the day, use the complementary psalms instead.

COMPLEMENTARY PSALMS


Ps 125:1-6
Gaudium et spes in Deo

Sicuti socii passionum estis, sic eritis et consolationis” (2 Cor 1, 7).

Per arma iustítiæ virtútis Dei, commendémus nosmetípsos in multa patiéntia.
1In converténdo Dóminus captivitátem Sion,*
  facti sumus quasi somniántes.
2Tunc replétum est gáudio os nostrum,*
  et lingua nostra exsultatióne.
Tunc dicébant inter gentes:*
  «Magnificávit Dóminus fácere cum eis».
5Magnificávit Dóminus fácere nobíscum;*
  facti sumus lætántes.
4Convérte, Dómine, captivitátem nostram,*
  sicut torréntes in austro.
5Qui séminant in lácrimis,*
  in exsultatióne metent.
6Eúntes ibant et flebant*
  semen spargéndum portántes;
veniéntes autem vénient in exsultatióne*
  portántes manípulos suos.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Psalm 125 (126)
Gladness and hope in the Lord
Armed with the justice which is the power of God, let us prove ourselves with great patience.
When the Lord gave Zion back her captives, we became like dreamers.
Our mouths were filled with gladness and our voices cried in exultation.
Among the Gentiles they were saying,
  “By his deeds the Lord has shown himself great.”
The Lord’s deeds showed forth his greatness,
  and filled us with rejoicing.
Give us back our captives, O Lord,
  as you renew the dry streams in the desolate South.
Those who sow in tears will rejoice at the harvest.
They wept as they went, went with seed for the sowing;
but with joy they will come, come bearing the sheaves.
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.

Ps 126:1-5
Vanus labor sine Domino

Dei ædificatio estis” (1 Cor 3, 9).

1Nisi Dóminus ædificáverit domum,*
  in vanum labórant, qui ædíficant eam.
Nisi Dóminus custodíerit civitátem,*
  frustra vígilat, qui custódit eam.
2Vanum est vobis ante lucem súrgere et sero quiéscere,†
  qui manducátis panem labóris,*
  quia dabit diléctis suis somnum.
3Ecce heréditas Dómini fílii,*
  merces fructus ventris.
4Sicut sagíttæ in manu poténtis,*
  ita fílii iuventútis.
5Beátus vir, qui implévit pháretram suam ex ipsis:*
  non confundétur, cum loquétur inimícis suis in porta.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Psalm 126 (127)
Without the Lord, we labour in vain
If the Lord does not build the house,
  its builders labour in vain.
If the Lord does not watch over a city,
  its watchmen guard it in vain.
It is vain for you to rise before the dawn
  and go late to your rest,
  eating the bread of toil –
  to those he loves, the Lord gives sleep.
The Lord bestows sons as an heirloom,
  the fruit of the womb as a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior –
  so are the sons of one’s youth.
Happy the man who fills his quiver thus:
  when he disputes with his enemies at the gate,
  he will not be the loser.
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.

Ps 127:1-5
Pax domestica in Domino

«Benedicat te Dominus ex Sion», id est: ex Ecclesia sua” (Arnobius).

1Beátus omnis, qui timet Dóminum,*
  qui ámbulat in viis eius.
2Labóres mánuum tuárum manducábis,*
  beátus es, et bene tibi erit.
3Uxor tua sicut vitis fructífera*
  in latéribus domus tuæ;
fílii tui sicut novéllæ olivárum*
  in circúitu mensæ tuæ.
4Ecce sic benedicétur homo,*
  qui timet Dóminum.
5Benedícat tibi Dóminus ex Sion,*
  et vídeas bona Ierúsalem ómnibus diébus vitæ tuæ;
6et vídeas fílios filiórum tuórum.*
  Pax super Israel!
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Per arma iustítiæ virtútis Dei, commendémus nosmetípsos in multa patiéntia.
Psalm 127 (128)
Peaceful life in the Lord
Blessed are all who fear the Lord
  and walk in his ways.
The food you have worked for, you will eat:
  God’s blessing will bring you good things.
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
  on the side of your house.
Your children will be like olive shoots,
  seated round your table.
See, this is how the man is blessed
  who fears the Lord.
May the Lord bless you from Zion:
  may you see the wealth of Jerusalem
  all the days of your life.
May you see your children’s children.
  Peace be on Israel.
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.
Armed with the justice which is the power of God, let us prove ourselves with great patience.

CONCLUSION


Lectio brevisDan 4:24
Peccáta tua eleemósynis rédime et iniquitátes tuas misericórdiis páuperum: sic longitúdo erit prosperitáti tuæ.
Short ReadingDaniel 4:24 ©
By virtuous actions break with your sins, break with your crimes by showing mercy to the poor, and so live long and peacefully.

℣. Sacrifícium Deo spíritus contribulátus.
℟. Cor contrítum et humiliátum, Deus, non despícies.
℣. My sacrifice is a contrite spirit.
℟. A humbled, contrite heart you will not spurn, O God.

Oremus.
  Devotiónem pópuli tui, quǽsumus, Dómine, benígnus inténde, ut, qui per abstinéntiam temperántur in córpore, per fructum boni óperis reficiántur in mente.
  Per Christum Dóminum nostrum.
  Amen.
Let us pray.
Look with favour on our Lenten observance, Lord,
  and while we subdue our bodies by self-denial,
  renew our spirit with the grace that prompts us to good works.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Benedicámus Dómino.
– Deo grátias.
Let us praise the Lord.
– Thanks be to God.

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