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Tuesday 29 July 2014    (other days)
Tuesday of week 17 in Ordinary Time

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. Allelúia.
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. Alleluia.

Hymnus
Rector potens, verax Deus,
qui témperas rerum vices,
splendóre mane ínstruis
et ígnibus merídiem,
Exstíngue flammas lítium,
aufer calórem nóxium,
confer salútem córporum
verámque pacem córdium.
Præsta, Pater piíssime,
Patríque compar Unice,
cum Spíritu Paráclito
regnans per omne sæculum. 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.

PSALMS OF THE DAY


Psalmus 118:1-8
Meditatio verbi Domini in lege
Hæc est caritas Dei, ut mandata eius servemus” (1 Io 5, 3).
Beáti qui ámbulant in lege Dómini.
1Beáti immaculáti in via,*
  qui ámbulant in lege Dómini.
2Beáti, qui servant testimónia eius,*
  in toto corde exquírunt eum.
3Non enim operáti sunt iniquitátem,*
  in viis eius ambulavérunt.
4Tu mandásti*
  mandáta tua custodíri nimis.
5Utinam dirigántur viæ meæ*
  ad custodiéndas iustificatiónes tuas!
6Tunc non confúndar,*
  cum perspéxero in ómnibus præcéptis tuis.
7Confitébor tibi in directióne cordis,*
  in eo quod dídici iudícia iustítiæ tuæ.
8Iustificatiónes tuas custódiam,*
  non me derelínquas usquequáque.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Beáti qui ámbulant in lege Dómini.
Psalm 118(119): 1-8
The word of the Lord in the law
Blessed are they who live by the law of the Lord.
Happy are they who follow the pure path,
  who walk in the law of the Lord.
Happy are they who obey his decrees
  and seek him out with all their heart.
They do not do evil:
  they walk in his paths.
You have made your commandments
  for us to obey them.
If only I can direct my paths
  to conform to your statutes!
Then I will not be shamed
  as I hold to your precepts.
I shall proclaim you by right living
  since I have learnt your just decrees.
I shall hold close to your statutes:
  Lord, never abandon 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.
Blessed are they who live by the law of the Lord.

Psalmus 12:2-7
Lamentatio iusti Domino fidentis
Deus spei repleat vos omni gaudio” (Rom 15, 13).
Exsultábit cor meum in salutári tuo.
2Usquequo, Dómine, obliviscéris me in finem?*
  Usquequo avértes fáciem tuam a me?
3Usquequo ponam consília in ánima mea,†
  dolórem in corde meo per diem?*
  Usquequo exaltábitur inimícus meus super me?
4Réspice et exáudi me, Dómine Deus meus.*
  Illúmina óculos meos, ne quando obdórmiam in morte,
5ne quando dicat inimícus meus:†
  «Præválui advérsus eum!»;*
  neque exsúltent, qui tríbulant me, si motus fúero.
6Ego autem in misericórdia tua sperávi.†
  Exsultábit cor meum in salutári tuo,*
  cantábo Dómino, qui bona tríbuit mihi.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Exsultábit cor meum in salutári tuo.
Psalm 12 (13)
Lament of a righteous man who trusts in God
My heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
How long, O Lord, will you forget me?
  How long will you turn your face from me?
How long must I bear grief in my soul,
  how long must I carry sadness in my heart
  by day and by night?
How long will my enemy be stronger than me?
Turn to me and hear me, O Lord my God.
  Give light to my eyes and save me from the sleep of death.
Or my enemy will say, ‘I have prevailed against him!’
  and those who torment me will rejoice at my stumbling.
But I put my hope in your loving kindness.
  My heart will rejoice at your saving power.
  I shall sing to the Lord, who has granted good things to 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.
My heart shall rejoice in your salvation.

Psalmus 13:1-7
Impiorum stultitia
Ubi abundavit peccatum, superabundavit gratia” (Rom 5, 20).
Conclúsit Deus ómnia sub peccáto, ut ómnium misereátur.
1Dixit insípiens in corde suo: «Non est Deus».†
  Corrúpti sunt et abominatiónes operáti sunt;*
  non est qui fáciat bonum.
2Dóminus de cælo prospéxit super fílios hóminum,*
  ut vidéret si est intéllegens aut requírens Deum.
3Omnes declinavérunt, simul corrúpti sunt;*
  non est qui fáciat bonum, non est usque ad unum.
4Nonne scient omnes, qui operántur iniquitátem,*
  qui dévorant plebem meam sicut escam panis?
Dóminum non invocavérunt,†
  5illic trepidavérunt timóre,*
  quóniam Deus cum generatióne iusta est.
6Vos consílium ínopis confundétis,*
  Dóminus autem spes eius est.
7Quis dabit ex Sion salutáre Israel?†
  Cum convérterit Dóminus captivitátem plebis suæ,*
  exsultábit Iacob et lætábitur Israel.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Conclúsit Deus ómnia sub peccáto, ut ómnium misereátur.
Psalm 13 (14)
The folly of the lawless
God made all men prisoners of disobedience, that he might show mercy to them all.
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.
  for God is on the side of the righteous.
You persecute the poor,
  but God is on the side of the poor.
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.
God made all men prisoners of disobedience, that he might show mercy to them all.
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).
Qui hábitas in cælis, miserére nobis.
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.
Qui hábitas in cælis, miserére nobis.
Psalm 122 (123)
The Lord guards his people
You, Lord, who dwell in the heavens, have mercy on us.
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.
You, Lord, who dwell in the heavens, have mercy on us.

Psalmus 123:1-8
Adiutorium nostrum in nomine Domini
Dixit Dominus Paulo: «Noli timere ... quia ego sum tecum»” (Act 18, 9-10).
Adiutórium nostrum in nómine Dómini.
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.
Adiutórium nostrum in nómine Dómini.
Psalm 123 (124)
Our help is in the name of the Lord
Our help is in the name of the Lord.
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.
Our help is in the name of the Lord.

Psalmus 124:1-5
Dominus custos populi sui
Pax super Israel Dei” (Gal 6, 16).
In circúitu pópuli sui Dóminus, ex hoc nunc et usque in sǽculum.
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.
In circúitu pópuli sui Dóminus, ex hoc nunc et usque in sǽculum.
Psalm 124 (125)
The Lord guards his people
The Lord surrounds his people both now and for ever.
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.
The Lord surrounds his people both now and for ever.

CONCLUSION


Lectio brevis
Proverbs 3:13-15
Beátus homo, qui invénit sapiéntiam et qui áffluit prudéntia: mélior est acquisítio eius negotiatióne argénti, et auro primo fructus eius. Pretiósior est cunctis gemmis, et ómnia pretiósa tua huic non valent comparári.
Short Reading
Proverbs 3:13-15 ©
Happy the man who discovers wisdom, the man who gains discernment: gaining her is more rewarding than silver, more profitable than gold. She is beyond the price of pearls, nothing you could covet is her equal.

℣. Dómine, veritátem in corde dilexísti.
℟. Et in occúlto sapiéntiam manifestásti mihi.
Lord, you love truth in the heart,
and deep within me you have shown me your wisdom.

Oremus.
  Deus, qui Petro salvíficum tuum super gentes consílium revelásti, éffice benígnus, ut ópera nostra tibi grata reddántur ac tuo dilectiónis salutísque propósito te donánte desérviant. Per Christum.
Let us pray.
Almighty God,
  who revealed to Peter your plan for the salvation of all men,
grant that our work may be acceptable to you
  and that, by your grace, it may further your loving purpose of redemption.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

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

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