Sunday, March 5, 2017

Thursday - Lauds

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

God, come to my assistance
Lord, make haste to help me

Glory 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.

Preparation - Make a firm resolution to avoid evil and to do good.

Psalm 32

Rejoice in the Lord, O ye just:
praise becometh the upright.

Give praise to the Lord on the harp;
sing to him with the psaltery,
the instrument of ten strings.

Sing to him a new canticle,
sing well unto him with a loud noise.

For the word of the Lord is right,
and all his works are done with faithfulness.

He loveth mercy and judgment;
the earth is full of the mercy of the lord.

By the word of the Lord the heavens were established;
and all the power of them by the spirit of his mouth:

Gathering together the waters of the sea,
as in a vessel;
laying up the depths in storehouses.

Let all the earth fear the Lord,
and let all the inhabitants of the world
be in awe of him.

For he spoke and they were made:
he commanded and they were created.

The Lord bringeth to nought the counsels of nations;
and he rejecteth the devices of people,
and casteth away the counsels of princes.

But the counsel of the Lord standeth forever;
the thoughts of his heart to all generations.

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord:
the people whom he hath chosen for his inheritance.

The Lord hath looked from heaven:
he hath beheld all the sons of men.

From his habitation which he hath prepared,
he hath looked upon all that dwell on the earth.

He who hath made the hearts of every one of them:
who understandeth all their works.

The king is not saved by a great army:
nor shall the giant be saved by his own great strength.

Vain is the horse for safety:
neither shall he be saved by the abundance of his strength.

Behold the eyes of the Lord are on them that fear him:
and on them that hope in his mercy.

To deliver their souls from death;
and feed them in famine,

Our soul waiteth for the Lord:
for he is our helper and protector.

For in him our heart shall rejoice:
and in his holy name we have trusted.

Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us,
as we have hoped in thee.

1 Kings 17:45-47

And David said to the Philistine:
Thou comest to me with a sword,
and with a spear, and with a shield:
but I come to thee
in the name of the Lord of hosts,
the God of the armies of Israel,
which thou hast defied.

This day,
and the Lord will deliver thee into my hand,
and I will slay thee,
and take away thy head from thee:
and I will give the carcasses
of the army of the Philistines
this day to the birds of the air,
and to the beasts of the earth:
that all the earth may know
that there is a God in Israel.

And all this assembly shall know,
that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear:
for it is his battle,
and he will deliver you into our hands.

Gospel Canticle

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel;
because he hath visited
and wrought the redemption of his people.

And hath raised up an horn of salvation to us,
in the house of David his servant:

As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets,
who are from the beginning.

Salvation from our enemies,
and from the hands of all that hate us.

To perform mercy to our fathers,
and to remember his holy testament,

The oath, which he swore to Abraham our father,
that he would grant to us,

That being delivered from the hands of our enemies,
we may serve him without fear,

In holiness and justice before him,
all our days.

And thou, child,
shalt be called the prophet of the Highest;
for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord
to prepare his ways:

To give knowledge of salvation to his people,
unto the remission of their sins:

Through the bowels of the mercy of our God,
in which the Orient from on high hath visited us:

To enlighten them that sit in darkness,
and in the shadow of death:
to direct our feet into the way of peace.

Pater Noster

Our Father,
Who art in heaven,
hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done
on Earth, as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.


May the Lord bless us,
Protect us from all evil
and bring us to everlasting life.
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