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

Morning Prayer (Lauds)

If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm.


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
Iam, Christe, sol iustítiæ,
mentis dehíscant ténebræ,
virtútum ut lux rédeat,
terris diem cum réparas.
Dans tempus acceptábile
et pǽnitens cor tríbue,
convértat ut benígnitas
quos longa suffert píetas;
Quiddámque pæniténtiæ
da ferre, quo fit démptio,
maióre tuo múnere,
culpárum quamvis grándium.
Dies venit, dies tua,
per quam reflórent ómnia;
lætémur in hac ut tuæ
per hanc redúcti grátiæ.
Te rerum univérsitas,
clemens, adóret, Trínitas,
et nos novi per véniam
novum canámus cánticum. Amen.
Hymn
Creator of the earth and skies,
To whom the words of life belong,
Grant us thy truth to make us wise;
Grant us thy power to make us strong.
Like theirs of old, our life is death,
Our light is darkness, till we see
The eternal Word made flesh and breath,
The God who walked by Galilee.
We have not known thee: to the skies
Our monuments of folly soar,
And all our self-wrought miseries
Have made us trust ourselves the more.
We have not loved thee: far and wide
The wreckage of our hatred spreads,
And evils wrought by human pride
Recoil on unrepentant heads.
For this, our foolish confidence,
Our pride of knowledge and our sin,
We come to thee in penitence;
In us the work of grace begin.

Psalmus 50:3-21
Miserere mei, Deus
Renovari spiritu mentis vestræ et induere novum hominem” (Eph 4, 23-24).
Cor contrítum et humiliátum, Deus, non despícies.
3Miserére mei, Deus,*
  secúndum misericórdiam tuam;
et secúndum multitúdinem miseratiónum tuárum*
  dele iniquitátem meam.
4Amplius lava me ab iniquitáte mea*
  et a peccáto meo munda me.
5Quóniam iniquitátem meam ego cognósco,*
  et peccátum meum contra me est semper.
6Tibi, tibi soli peccávi*
  et malum coram te feci,
ut iustus inveniáris in senténtia tua*
  et æquus in iudício tuo.
7Ecce enim in iniquitáte generátus sum,*
  et in peccáto concépit me mater mea.
8Ecce enim veritátem in corde dilexísti*
  et in occúlto sapiéntiam manifestásti mihi.
9Aspérges me hyssópo, et mundábor;*
  lavábis me, et super nivem dealbábor.
10Audíre me fácies gáudium et lætítiam,*
  et exsultábunt ossa, quæ contrivísti.
11Avérte fáciem tuam a peccátis meis*
  et omnes iniquitátes meas dele.
12Cor mundum crea in me, Deus,*
  et spíritum firmum ínnova in viscéribus meis.
13Ne proícias me a fácie tua*
  et spíritum sanctum tuum ne áuferas a me.
14Redde mihi lætítiam salutáris tui*
  et spíritu promptíssimo confírma me.
15Docébo iníquos vias tuas,*
  et ímpii ad te converténtur.
16Líbera me de sanguínibus, Deus, Deus salútis meæ,*
  et exsultábit lingua mea iustítiam tuam.
17Dómine, lábia mea apéries,*
  et os meum annuntiábit laudem tuam.
18Non enim sacrifício delectáris,*
  holocáustum, si ófferam, non placébit.
19Sacrifícium Deo spíritus contribulátus,*
  cor contrítum et humiliátum, Deus, non despícies.
20Benígne fac, Dómine, in bona voluntáte tua Sion,*
  ut ædificéntur muri Ierúsalem.
21Tunc acceptábis sacrifícium iustítiæ, oblatiónes et holocáusta;*
  tunc impónent super altáre tuum vítulos.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Cor contrítum et humiliátum, Deus, non despícies.
Psalm 50 (51)
God, have mercy on me
O God, you will not spurn a humbled, contrite heart.
Take pity on me, Lord, in your mercy;
  in your abundance of mercy wipe out my guilt.
Wash me ever more from my guilt
  and cleanse me from my sin.
For I know how guilty I am:
  my sin is always before me.
Against you, you alone have I sinned,
  and I have done evil in your sight.
Know this, so that you may give just sentence
  and an unbiased judgement.
See, I was conceived in guilt,
  in sin my mother conceived me;
but you love truth in the heart,
  and deep within me you have shown me your wisdom.
You will sprinkle me with hyssop, and I will be made clean;
  you will wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
You will make me hear the sound of joy and gladness;
  the bones you have crushed will rejoice.
Turn your face away from my sins
  and wipe out all my transgressions;
create a pure heart in me, God,
  put a steadfast spirit into me.
Do not send me away from your presence,
  or withdraw your holy spirit from me;
give me again the joy of your salvation,
  and be ready to strengthen me with your spirit.
I will teach the unjust your ways,
  and the impious will return to you.
Free me from the guilt of bloodshed, God, God my saviour,
  and my voice will glory in your justice.
Open my lips, Lord,
  and my mouth will proclaim your praise;
for you do not delight in sacrifices:
  if I offered you a burnt offering, it would not please you.
The true sacrifice is a broken spirit:
  a contrite and humble heart, O God, you will not refuse.
Be pleased, Lord, to look kindly on Zion,
  so that the walls of Jerusalem can be rebuilt,
Then indeed you will accept the proper sacrifices, gifts and burnt offerings;
  then indeed will bullocks be laid upon your altar.
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.
O God, you will not spurn a humbled, contrite heart.

Canticum
Habakkuk 3:2-4,13,15-19
Deus apparet ad iudicandum
Levate capita vestra, quoniam appropinquat redemptio vestra” (Lc 21, 28).
Cum irátus fúeris, Dómine, misericórdiæ recordáberis.
2Dómine, audívi auditiónem tuam,*
  et tímui, Dómine, opus tuum.
In médio annórum vivífica illud,*
  in médio annórum notum fácies.
Cum irátus fúeris,*
  misericórdiæ recordáberis.
3Deus a Theman véniet,*
  et Sanctus de monte Pharan.
Operit cælos glóriæ eius,*
  et laudis eius plena est terra.
4Splendor eius ut lux erit,†
  rádii ex mánibus eius:*
  ibi abscóndita est fortitúdo eius.
13Egréssus es in salútem pópuli tui,*
  in salútem cum christo tuo.
15Viam fecísti in mari equis tuis,*
  in luto aquárum multárum.
16Audívi, et conturbátus est venter meus,*
  ad vocem contremuérunt lábia mea.
Ingréditur putrédo in óssibus meis,*
  et subter me vacíllant gressus mei.
Conquiéscam in die tribulatiónis,*
  ut ascéndat super pópulum, qui invádit nos.
17Ficus enim non florébit,*
  et non erit fructus in víneis;
mentiétur opus olívæ,*
  et arva non áfferent cibum;
abscíssum est de ovíli pecus,*
  et non est arméntum in præsépibus.
18Ego autem in Dómino gaudébo*
  et exsultábo in Deo salvatóre meo.
19Dóminus Deus fortitúdo mea,†
  et ponet pedes meos quasi cervórum*
  et super excélsa mea dedúcet me.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Cum irátus fúeris, Dómine, misericórdiæ recordáberis.
CanticleHabakkuk 3
The Lord will appear in judgement
In spite of your anger, Lord, have compassion.
Lord, I heard what you gave me to hear,
  and I was struck with awe of your work.
In the midst of the years, bring it to life;
  in the midst of the years you will make it known.
When you are angry, you will remember your mercy.
God will come from Theman,
  the holy one from the mountain of Pharan.
His glory has covered the heavens
  and the earth is full of his praise.
His brightness shall be like light itself,
  rays shining from his hands –
  there is his strength hidden.
You went forth for the salvation of the people,
  for salvation with your anointed one.
You made a way through the sea for your horses,
  in the silt of many waters.
I have heard you, Lord,
  and my stomach churns within me;
  at the sound of your voice my lips tremble.
My bones rot away, my steps stumble.
I will rest and be quiet on the day of tribulation
  and let it overtake those who have invaded us.
For the fig will not flower,
  the vines will not fruit,
  the work of the olive will be lost.
The fields will yield no food,
  the flocks will be cut off from the sheepfold,
  there will be no cattle in the stalls.
But I will rejoice in the Lord, take joy in God my saviour.
The Lord God is my strength.
  He will make me as sure-footed as the deer.
  He will lead me up to the heights.
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.
In spite of your anger, Lord, have compassion.

Psalmus 147:12-20
Instauratio Ierusalem
Veni, ostendam tibi sponsam uxorem Agni” (Ap 21, 9).
Lauda, Ierúsalem, Dóminum. †
12Lauda, Ierúsalem, Dóminum;*
  colláuda Deum tuum, Sion.
13Quóniam confortávit seras portárum tuárum,*
  benedíxit fíliis tuis in te.
14Qui ponit fines tuos pacem*
  et ádipe fruménti sátiat te.
15Qui emíttit elóquium suum terræ,*
  velóciter currit verbum eius.
16Qui dat nivem sicut lanam,*
  pruínam sicut cínerem spargit.
17Mittit crystállum suam sicut buccéllas;*
  ante fáciem frígoris eius quis sustinébit?
18Emíttet verbum suum et liquefáciet ea,*
  flabit spíritus eius, et fluent aquæ.
19Qui annúntiat verbum suum Iacob,*
  iustítias et iudícia sua Israel.
20Non fecit táliter omni natióni,*
  et iudícia sua non manifestávit eis.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Lauda, Ierúsalem, Dóminum. †
Psalm 147 (147B)
God, the foundation of Jerusalem
O praise the Lord, Jerusalem.
Praise the Lord, Jerusalem
 — Zion, praise your God.
For he has strengthened the bars of your gates,
  he has blessed your children.
He keeps your borders in peace,
  he fills you with the richest wheat.
He sends out his command over the earth,
  and swiftly runs his word.
He sends down snow that is like wool,
  frost that is like ashes.
He sends hailstones like crumbs
 — who can withstand his cold?
He will send out his word, and all will be melted;
  his spirit will breathe, and the waters will flow.
He proclaims his word to Jacob,
  his laws and judgements to Israel.
He has not done this for other nations:
  he has not shown them his judgements.
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.
O praise the Lord, Jerusalem.

Lectio brevisIsaiah 53:11-12
Iustificábit iustus servus meus multos et iniquitátes eórum ipse portábit. Ideo dispértiam ei multos, et cum fórtibus dívidet spólia, pro eo quod trádidit in mortem ánimam suam et cum scelerátis reputátus est; et ipse peccátum multórum tulit et pro transgressóribus rogat.
Short ReadingIsaiah 53:11-12 ©
By his sufferings shall my servant justify many, taking their faults on himself. Hence I will grant whole hordes for his tribute, he shall divide the spoil with the mighty, for surrendering himself to death and letting himself be taken for a sinner, while he was bearing the faults of many and praying all the time for sinners.

Responsorium breve
℣. Ipse liberábit me* De láqueo venántium. Ipse.
℟. Et a verbo malígno.* De láqueo venántium. Glória Patri. Ipse.
Short Responsory
It is he who will free me from the snare of the hunters.
It is he who will free me from the snare of the hunters.
And from the evil word.
It is he who will free me from the snare of the hunters.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
It is he who will free me from the snare of the hunters.

Canticum
De Messia eiusque præcursore
Malos male perdet, et víneam suam locábit áliis agrícolis, qui reddant ei fructum tempóribus suis.
Benedíctus Dóminus Deus Israel,*
  quia visitávit et fecit redemptiónem plebi suæ
et eréxit cornu salútis nobis*
  in domo David púeri sui,
sicut locútus est per os sanctórum,*
  qui a sæculo sunt, prophetárum eius,
salútem ex inimícis nostris*
  et de manu ómnium, qui odérunt nos;
ad faciéndam misericórdiam cum pátribus nostris*
  et memorári testaménti sui sancti,
iusiurándum, quod iurávit ad Abraham patrem nostrum,*
  datúrum se nobis,
ut sine timóre, de manu inimicórum liberáti,*
  serviámus illi
in sanctitáte et iustítia coram ipso*
  ómnibus diébus nostris.
Et tu, puer, prophéta Altíssimi vocáberis:*
  præíbis enim ante fáciem Dómini paráre vias eius,
ad dandam sciéntiam salútis plebi eius*
  in remissiónem peccatórum eórum,
per víscera misericórdiæ Dei nostri,*
  in quibus visitábit nos óriens ex alto,
illumináre his, qui in ténebris et in umbra mortis sedent*
  ad dirigéndos pedes nostros in viam pacis.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Malos male perdet, et víneam suam locábit áliis agrícolis, qui reddant ei fructum tempóribus suis.
CanticleBenedictus
The Messiah and his forerunner
He will bring those bad men to a bad end, and hand the vineyard over to other tenants, who will give him the fruits in due season.
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
  for he has come to his people and brought about their redemption.
He has raised up the sign of salvation
  in the house of his servant David,
as he promised through the mouth of the holy ones,
  his prophets through the ages:
to rescue us from our enemies
  and all who hate us,
to take pity on our fathers,
  to remember his holy covenant
and the oath he swore to Abraham our father,
  that he would give himself to us,
that we could serve him without fear
 – freed from the hands of our enemies –
in uprightness and holiness before him,
  for all of our days.
And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High:
  for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare his path,
to let his people know their salvation,
  so that their sins may be forgiven.
Through the bottomless mercy of our God,
  one born on high will visit us
to give light to those who walk in darkness,
  who live in the shadow of death;
  to lead our feet in the path of peace.
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.
He will bring those bad men to a bad end, and hand the vineyard over to other tenants, who will give him the fruits in due season.

Preces
Christum salvatórem, qui per mortem et resurrectiónem suam nos redémit, implorémus:
Dómine, miserére nostri.
Qui Ierúsalem ascendísti ad passiónem subeúndam, ut intráres in glóriam,
— perduc Ecclésiam tuam in Pascha æternitátis.
Qui, in cruce exaltátus, láncea mílitis transfígi voluísti,
— sana vúlnera nostra.
Qui crucem tuam árborem vitæ constituísti,
— fructus eiúsdem baptísmate renátis largíre.
Qui, in ligno pendens, latróni pæniténti pepercísti,
— nobis peccatóribus ignósce.
Prayers and intercessions
Let us pray earnestly to Christ our Saviour, who redeemed us by his death and resurrection.
Lord, have mercy on us.
You went up to Jerusalem to endure the passion and enter into glory;
  lead your Church into the paschal feast of eternal life.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Your heart was pierced with a lance;
  heal the wounds of our human weakness.
Lord, have mercy on us.
You made your cross the tree of life;
  share your victory with all the baptized.
Lord, have mercy on us.
You gave salvation to the repentant thief;
  pardon all our sins.
Lord, have mercy on us.

Pater noster, qui es in cælis:
sanctificétur nomen tuum;
advéniat regnum tuum;
fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra.
Panem nostrum cotidiánum da nobis hódie;
et dimítte nobis débita nostra,
sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris;
et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem;
sed líbera nos a malo.
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.

Da, quǽsumus, omnípotens Deus, ut, sacro nos purificánte pæniténtiæ stúdio, sincéris méntibus ad sancta ventúra fácias perveníre. Per Dóminum.
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 our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
  who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
  one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

Dóminus nos benedícat, et ab omni malo deféndat, et ad vitam perdúcat ætérnam.
The Lord bless us, and keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life.

AMEN

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