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Friday 6 March 2015    (other days)
Friday of the 2nd week of Lent

Sext (Midday 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
Qua Christus hora sítiit
crucem vel in qua súbiit,
quos præstat in hac psállere
ditet siti iustítiæ.
Simul sit his esúries,
quam ipse de se sátiet,
crimen sit ut fastídium
virtúsque desidérium.
Charísma Sancti Spíritus
sic ínfluat psalléntibus,
ut carnis æstus frígeat
et mentis algor férveat.
Christum rogámus et Patrem,
Christi Patrísque Spíritum;
unum potens per ómnia,
fove precántes, Trínitas. Amen.
Hymn
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.
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.
SPECIAL FOR TODAY: If you are celebrating Terce today, you must use the psalms of the day at Terce, and use the complementary psalms now.

PSALMS OF THE DAY


Psalmus 118:73-80
Vivo ego, dicit Dóminus; nolo mortem peccatóris, sed ut magis convertátur et vivat.
73Manus tuæ fecérunt me et plasmavérunt me;*
  da mihi intelléctum, et discam præcépta tua.
74Qui timent te, vidébunt me et lætabúntur,*
  quia in verba tua supersperávi.
75Cognóvi, Dómine, quia ǽquitas iudícia tua,*
  et in veritáte humiliásti me.
76Fiat misericórdia tua, ut consolétur me,*
  secúndum elóquium tuum servo tuo.
77Véniant mihi miseratiónes tuæ, et vivam,*
  quia lex tua delectátio mea est.
78Confundántur supérbi, quóniam dolóse incurvavérunt me,*
  ego autem exercébor in mandátis tuis.
79Convertántur mihi timéntes te*
  et qui novérunt testimónia tua.
80Fiat cor meum immaculátum in iustificatiónibus tuis,*
  ut non confúndar.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Vivo ego, dicit Dóminus; nolo mortem peccatóris, sed ut magis convertátur et vivat.
Psalm 118(119): 73-80
As I live, says the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked man; rather let him turn from his evil way and live.
Your hands, Lord, made and shaped me:
  give me understanding and I will learn your commands.
Those who fear you will see me and rejoice in you
  because I have put all my trust in your word.
I know, O Lord, that your decrees are just,
  and that you were right to lay me low.
Give me your loving kindness and console me,
  as you have promised to your servant.
Pour out your mercies on me, and I shall live,
  because your law is my delight.
Bring confusion upon the proud,
  for they attack me with lies;
  but I shall devote myself to your commandments.
May those who fear you turn towards me,
  those who know your precepts.
In the light of your judgements may my heart shine pure:
  let me not be ashamed.
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.
As I live, says the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked man; rather let him turn from his evil way and live.

Psalmus 58:2-5,10-11,17-18
Adversus insurgentes oratio
Hæ voces Salvatoris pietatem erga Patrem suum omnes edoceant” (Eusebius Cæsariensis).
Vivo ego, dicit Dóminus; nolo mortem peccatóris, sed ut magis convertátur et vivat.
2Eripe me de inimícis meis, Deus meus,*
  et ab insurgéntibus in me prótege me.
3Eripe me de operántibus iniquitátem*
  et de viris sánguinum salva me.
4Quia ecce insidiáti sunt ánimæ meæ,*
  irruérunt in me fortes.
5Neque delíctum, neque peccátum in me est, Dómine;*
  sine iniquitáte mea currunt et præparántur.
Exsúrge in occúrsum meum et vide;†
  10fortitúdo mea, tibi atténdam;*
  quia, Deus, præsídium meum es.
11Deus meus, misericórdia eius prævéniet me.*
  Deus fáciet ut despíciam inimícos meos.
17Ego autem cantábo fortitúdinem tuam*
  et exsultábo mane misericórdiam tuam,
quia factus es præsídium meum*
  et refúgium meum in die tribulatiónis meæ.
18Fortitúdo mea, tibi psallam,†
  quia, Deus, præsídium meum es:*
  Deus meus misericórdia mea.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Vivo ego, dicit Dóminus; nolo mortem peccatóris, sed ut magis convertátur et vivat.
Psalm 58 (59)
A prayer against attackers
As I live, says the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked man; rather let him turn from his evil way and live.
Tear me, God, from the hands of my enemies.
  Protect me from those who rise up against me.
Rescue me from those who do evil,
  save me from the men of blood.
They lie in wait for my life,
  they come down on me in force.
But no crime, no sin is in me, O Lord –
  they attack me when I have done nothing.
Rise up, come out to me and see!
  O my strength, I will await you,
  for you, God, are my refuge.
The loving kindness of my God will come to help me:
  thanks to God I will look down on my enemies.
I, in turn, will sing of your power
  and your loving kindness every morning,
because you are my stronghold,
  my refuge in times of trouble.
My strength, I will sing to you,
  because you, God, are my stronghold:
  my God of loving kindness.
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.
As I live, says the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked man; rather let him turn from his evil way and live.

Psalmus 59:3-14
Post calamitatem oratio
In mundo pressuram habetis, sed confidite, ego vici mundum” (Io 16, 33).
Vivo ego, dicit Dóminus; nolo mortem peccatóris, sed ut magis convertátur et vivat.
3Deus, reppulísti nos, destruxísti nos.*
  Irátus es. Convértere ad nos!
4Concussísti terram, confregísti eam;*
  sana contritiónes eius, quia commóta est.
5Ostendísti pópulo tuo dura,*
  potásti nos vino vertíginis.
6Dedísti metuéntibus te signum,*
  ut fúgiant a fácie arcus.
7Ut liberéntur dilécti tui,*
  salvos fac déxtera tua et exáudi nos.
8Deus locútus est in sancto suo:†
  «Lætábor et partíbor Síchimam*
  et convállem Succoth metíbor.
9Meus est Gálaad et meus est Manásses*
  et Ephraim fortitúdo cápitis mei.
Iuda sceptrum meum,*
  10Moab olla lavácri mei.
Super Idumǽam exténdam calceaméntum meum,*
  super Philistǽam vociferábor».
11Quis addúcet me in civitátem munítam?*
  Quis dedúcet me usque in Idumǽam?
12Nonne tu, Deus, qui reppulísti nos,*
  et non egrediéris, Deus, in virtútibus nostris?
Da nobis auxílium de tribulatióne,*
  quia vana salus hóminis.
13In Deo faciémus virtútem,*
  et ipse conculcábit tribulántes nos.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Vivo ego, dicit Dóminus; nolo mortem peccatóris, sed ut magis convertátur et vivat.
Psalm 59 (60)
A prayer after disaster
As I live, says the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked man; rather let him turn from his evil way and live.
O God, you have pushed us away and destroyed us.
  You have been angry – turn back to us!
You have struck the earth and broken it:
  now heal its tottering remnants.
You have given your people hardship,
  made them dizzy with the wine you made them drink.
You have given those who fear you a signal
  to flee from the enemy’s bow.
Put forth your strength for those you love:
  free them, make them safe – hear us!
God has spoken from his holy place:
“I shall triumph, dividing Shechem,
  measuring off the vale of Succoth.
Gilead is mine, mine is Manasseh;
  Ephraim my helmet, Judah my sceptre.
But Moab shall be my wash-basin,
  on Edom I will place my sandal;
  I will cry in triumph over the Philistine.”
Who shall lead me to the fortified city?
  Who shall lead me to Edom?
Surely you, God – although you rejected us.
  Will you not come out, O God, with our armies?
Give us help in our troubles,
  for vain is the help of man.
With God we shall triumph –
  he will trample our 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.
As I live, says the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked man; rather let him turn from his evil way and live.
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


Psalmus 122:1-5
Dominus fiducia populi
Duo cæci ... clamaverunt: «Domine, miserere nostri, Fili David»” (Mt 20, 30).
Vivo ego, dicit Dóminus; nolo mortem peccatóris, sed ut magis convertátur et vivat.
1Ad te levávi óculos meos,*
  qui hábitas in cælis.
2Ecce sicut óculi servórum ad manus dominórum suórum,*
  sicut óculi ancíllæ ad manus dóminæ suæ,
ita óculi nostri ad Dóminum Deum nostrum,*
  donec misereátur nostri.
3Miserére nostri, Dómine, miserére nostri,*
  quia multum repléti sumus despectióne;
4quia multum repléta est ánima nostra*
  derisióne abundántium et despectióne superbórum.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Vivo ego, dicit Dóminus; nolo mortem peccatóris, sed ut magis convertátur et vivat.
Psalm 122 (123)
The Lord guards his people
As I live, says the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked man; rather let him turn from his evil way and live.
To you I lift up my eyes,
  to you who dwell in the heavens.
Like the eyes of a servant watching his master,
  like the eyes of a maid on her mistress’s hands,
  so we keep our eyes on the Lord our God,
  as we wait for his kindness.
Take pity on us, Lord, take pity:
  we have had our fill of contempt.
Our souls have had their fill
  of the laughter of the rich,
  of the contempt of the proud.
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.
As I live, says the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked man; rather let him turn from his evil way and live.

Psalmus 123:1-8
Adiutorium nostrum in nomine Domini
Dixit Dominus Paulo: «Noli timere ... quia ego sum tecum»” (Act 18, 9-10).
Vivo ego, dicit Dóminus; nolo mortem peccatóris, sed ut magis convertátur et vivat.
1Nisi quia Dóminus erat in nobis, dicat nunc Israel,†
  2nisi quia Dóminus erat in nobis,*
  cum exsúrgerent hómines in nos:
3forte vivos deglutíssent nos,*
  cum irascerétur furor eórum in nos.
4Fórsitan aqua absorbuísset nos,†
  torrens pertransísset ánimam nostram*
  5fórsitan pertransíssent ánimam nostram aquæ intumescéntes.
6Benedíctus Dóminus;*
  qui non dedit nos in direptiónem déntibus eórum.
7Anima nostra sicut passer erépta est*
  de láqueo venántium:
láqueus contrítus est,*
  et nos erépti sumus.
8Adiutórium nostrum in nómine Dómini,*
  qui fecit cælum et terram.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Vivo ego, dicit Dóminus; nolo mortem peccatóris, sed ut magis convertátur et vivat.
Psalm 123 (124)
Our help is in the name of the Lord
As I live, says the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked man; rather let him turn from his evil way and live.
If the Lord had not been with us
  (so let Israel sing),
If the Lord had not been with us
  when men rose up against us,
they might have skinned us alive,
  such was their anger.
The waters could have drowned us,
  the torrent poured over us,
  the foaming waters poured over us.
Blessed be the Lord, who saved us
  from being torn to pieces by their teeth.
We have escaped, like a bird
  from the snare of the fowler.
The snare was broken,
  and we escaped.
Our help is in the name of the Lord,
  who made heaven and earth.
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.
As I live, says the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked man; rather let him turn from his evil way and live.

Psalmus 124:1-5
Dominus custos populi sui
Pax super Israel Dei” (Gal 6, 16).
Vivo ego, dicit Dóminus; nolo mortem peccatóris, sed ut magis convertátur et vivat.
1Qui confídunt in Dómino sicut mons Sion:*
  non commovébitur, in ætérnum manet.
2Ierúsalem, montes in circúitu eius,†
  et Dóminus in circúitu pópuli sui*
  ex hoc nunc et usque in sǽculum.
3Quia non requiéscet virga iniquitátis super sortem iustórum,*
  ut non exténdant iusti ad iniquitátem manus suas.
4Bénefac, Dómine, bonis*
  et rectis corde.
5Declinántes autem per vias pravas†
  addúcet Dóminus cum operántibus iniquitátem.*
  Pax super Israel!
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Vivo ego, dicit Dóminus; nolo mortem peccatóris, sed ut magis convertátur et vivat.
Psalm 124 (125)
The Lord guards his people
As I live, says the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked man; rather let him turn from his evil way and live.
Those who trust in the Lord are like the mountain of Zion:
  it cannot be shaken, it will stand firm for ever.
Jerusalem – the mountains stand guard over it,
  and the Lord stands guard over his people,
  both now and for ever.
The sceptre of the wicked shall not rest
  upon the inheritance of the just;
lest the just themselves stretch out their hands
  and turn to wickedness.
Be good, O Lord, to the good
  and the upright of heart.
As for those who turn away to crooked paths,
  the Lord shall treat them like the doers of evil.
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.
As I live, says the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked man; rather let him turn from his evil way and live.

CONCLUSION


Lectio breviscf. Jr3:12b,14a
Revertímini, ait Dóminus, et non avértam fáciem meam a vobis, quia pius ego sum, et non iráscar in perpétuum. Convertímini, fílii, qui avérsi estis a me, dicit Dóminus.
Short Reading
(Jeremiah 3:12,14) ©
Come back, says the Lord, and I will frown on you no more, since I am merciful and I shall not keep my resentment for ever. Come back, disloyal children, says the Lord.

℣. Avérte fáciem tuam a peccátis meis.
℟. Et omnes iniquitátes meas dele.
Turn your face away from my sins
and wipe out all my transgressions.

Oremus.
  Da, quǽsumus, omnípotens Deus, ut, sacro nos purificánte pæniténtiæ stúdio, sincéris méntibus ad sancta ventúra fácias perveníre. Per Dóminum.
Let us pray.
Purify us, almighty God,
  through our whole-hearted endeavour to renew our lives,
so that we may approach the coming festival
  with single-minded devotion.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

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

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