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Thursday 11 February 2016    (other days)
Thursday after Ash Wednesday 
 with a commemoration of
 (optional commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes)

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.

Ps 142:1-11
In angustiis oratio
Non iustificatur homo ex operibus legis nisi per fidem Iesu Christi” (Gal 2, 16).
Audítam fac mihi mane misericórdiam tuam, Dómine.
1Dómine, exáudi oratiónem meam,†
  áuribus pércipe obsecratiónem meam in veritáte tua;*
  exáudi me in tua iustítia.
2Et non intres in iudícium cum servo tuo,*
  quia non iustificábitur in conspéctu tuo omnis vivens.
3Quia persecútus est inimícus ánimam meam,†
  contrívit in terra vitam meam,*
  collocávit me in obscúris sicut mórtuos a sǽculo.
4Et anxiátus est in me spíritus meus,*
  in médio mei obríguit cor meum.
5Memor fui diérum antiquórum,†
  meditátus sum in ómnibus opéribus tuis,*
  in factis mánuum tuárum recogitábam.
6Expándi manus meas ad te,*
  ánima mea sicut terra sine aqua tibi.
7Velóciter exáudi me, Dómine;*
  defécit spíritus meus.
Non abscóndas fáciem tuam a me,*
  ne símilis fiam descendéntibus in lacum.
8Audítam fac mihi mane misericórdiam tuam,*
  quia in te sperávi.
Notam fac mihi viam, in qua ámbulem,*
  quia ad te levávi ánimam meam.
9Eripe me de inimícis meis,*
  Dómine, ad te confúgi.
10Doce me fácere voluntátem tuam,*
  quia Deus meus es tu.
Spíritus tuus bonus dedúcet me in terram rectam;*
  11propter nomen tuum, Dómine, vivificábis me.
In iustítia tua*
  edúces de tribulatióne ánimam meam.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Audítam fac mihi mane misericórdiam tuam, Dómine.
Psalm 142 (143)
A prayer in time of trouble
In the morning let me know your love, O Lord.
Lord, listen to my prayer:
  in your faithfulness turn your ear to my pleading;
  in your justice, hear me.
Do not judge your servant:
  nothing that lives can justify itself before you.
The enemy has hounded my spirit,
  he has crushed my life to the ground,
  he has shut me in darkness, like the dead of long ago.
So my spirit trembles within me,
  my heart turns to stone.
I remind myself of the days of old,
  I reflect on all your works,
  I meditate once more on the work of your hands.
I stretch out my arms to you,
  I stretch out my soul, like a land without water.
Come quickly and hear me, O Lord,
  for my spirit is weakening.
Do not hide your face from me,
  do not let me be like the dead,
  who go down to the underworld.
Show me your mercy at daybreak,
  because of my trust in you.
Tell me the way I should follow,
  for I lift up my soul towards you.
Rescue me from my enemies:
  Lord, I flee to you for refuge.
Teach me to do your will,
  for you are my God.
Your good spirit will lead me to the land of justice;
  for your name’s sake, Lord, you will give me life.
In your righteousness you will lead my soul
  away from all tribulation.
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 the morning let me know your love, O Lord.

Canticumcf. Is66:10-14b
Consolatio et gaudium in civitate sancta
Illa, quae sursum est Ierusalem, libera est, quæ est mater nostra” (Gal 4, 26).
Declinábit Dóminus super Ierúsalem flúvium pacis.
10Lætámini cum Ierúsalem et exsultáte in ea,*
  omnes, qui dilígitis eam;
gaudéte cum ea gáudio,*
  univérsi, qui lugebátis super eam,
11ut sugátis et repleámini*
  ab úbere consolatiónis eius,
ut mulgeátis et delíciis affluátis*
  ex ubéribus glóriæ eius.
12Quia hæc dicit Dóminus:†
  «Ecce ego dírigam ad eam quasi flúvium pacem,*
  et quasi torréntem inundántem glóriam géntium.
Sugétis, in ulnis portabímini,*
  et super génua blandiéntur vobis.
13Quómodo si quem mater consolátur,†
  ita ego consolábor vos;*
  et in Ierúsalem consolabímini.
14Vidébitis, et gaudébit cor vestrum,*
  et ossa vestra quasi herba germinábunt».
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Declinábit Dóminus super Ierúsalem flúvium pacis.
Canticle(Isaiah 66)
Comfort and joy in the holy city
The Lord will send peace flowing like a river upon Jerusalem.
Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad with her, all you who love her;
  rejoice with her, rejoice, all you who mourned for her.
Suck and be filled at the breast of her consolation;
  draw on the nipples of her glory, and overflow with delights.
For the Lord says this:
Behold, I will bring her peace as if it were a river;
  like an overflowing torrent, the glory of the Gentiles.
You will suck, be borne on her hips,
  and they will caress you as you lie in her lap.
As a mother comforts its child, so shall I comfort you:
  you will be comforted in Jerusalem.
You will see, and your heart will rejoice,
  and your bones will flourish like living grass.
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 will send peace flowing like a river upon Jerusalem.

Ps 146:1-11
Domini potentia et bonitas
Te Deum laudamus, te Dominum confitemur.
Deo nostro iucúnda sit laudátio.
1Laudáte Dóminum, quóniam bonum est psállere Deo nostro,*
  quóniam iucúndum est celebráre laudem.
2Ædíficans Ierúsalem Dóminus,*
  dispérsos Israélis congregábit.
3Qui sanat contrítos corde*
  et álligat plagas eórum;
4qui númerat multitúdinem stellárum*
  et ómnibus eis nómina vocat.
5Magnus Dóminus noster et magnus virtúte,*
  sapiéntiæ eius non est númerus.
6Susténtat mansuétos Dóminus,*
  humílians autem peccatóres usque ad terram.
7Præcínite Dómino in confessióne,*
  psállite Deo nostro in cíthara.
8Qui óperit cælum núbibus*
  et parat terræ plúviam.
Qui prodúcit in móntibus fenum*
  et herbam servitúti hóminum.
9Qui dat iuméntis escam ipsórum*
  et pullis corvórum invocántibus eum.
10Non in fortitúdine equi delectátur,*
  nec in tíbiis viri beneplácitum est ei.
11Beneplácitum est Dómino super timéntes eum*
  et in eis, qui sperant super misericórdia eius.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Deo nostro iucúnda sit laudátio.
Psalm 146 (147A)
The Lord's goodness and power
To our God be joyful praise.
Praise the Lord!
It is good to sing praise to our God;
  it is a joy to sing his praises.
The Lord rebuilds Jerusalem:
  he will call back Israel from exile.
He heals broken hearts
  and binds up their wounds.
He counts all the stars;
  he calls each of them by name.
Our God is great and great is his strength,
  his wisdom is not to be measured.
The Lord supports the needy,
  but crushes the wicked to the ground.
Sing out to the Lord in thanksgiving,
  sing praise to our God on the harp.
He covers the sky with his clouds,
  he makes rain to refresh the earth.
He makes grass grow on the hills,
  and plants for the service of man.
He gives food to grazing animals,
  and feeds the young ravens that call on him.
He takes no delight in the strength of the horse,
  no pleasure in the strength of a man.
The Lord is pleased by those who honour him,
  by those who trust in his 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.
To our God be joyful praise.

Lectio breviscf. 1K8:51-53a
Pópulus tuus, Dómine, et heréditas tua sumus. Sint óculi tui apérti ad deprecatiónem servi tui et pópuli tui Israel, et exáudias nos in univérsis, pro quibus invocavérimus te. Tu enim separásti nos tibi in hereditátem de univérsis pópulis terræ.
Short Reading
(1 Kings 8:51-53) ©
Lord, we are your people and your heritage. Be always watchful for the entreaty of your servant and of your people Israel, and listen to us whenever we call to you. For it was you who set us apart from all the peoples of the earth to be your own heritage.

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
Qui vult veníre post me, dicit Dóminus, ábneget semetípsum et tollat crucem suam et sequátur me.
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.
Qui vult veníre post me, dicit Dóminus, ábneget semetípsum et tollat crucem suam et sequátur me.
CanticleBenedictus
The Messiah and his forerunner
If anyone wishes to be a follower of mine, he must deny himself; he must take up his cross and come with me, says the Lord.
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.
If anyone wishes to be a follower of mine, he must deny himself; he must take up his cross and come with me, says the Lord.

Preces
Pietátem Dei celebrémus, qui in Christo sese revelávit. Ex corde ei supplicémus:
Meménto nostri, Dómine, quia fílii tui sumus.
Da nos mystérium Ecclésiæ áltius percípere,
— ut éadem sit nobis et ómnibus efficácius salútis sacraméntum.
Fac nos, hóminis amátor, humánæ civitátis increménta fovére
— atque in ómnibus regnum tuum inténdere.
Præsta nobis, ut ad Christum sitiéntes currámus,
— qui fontem aquæ vivæ nobis se prǽbuit.
Dimítte nobis iniquitátes nostras
— et gressus nostros dírige in viam iustítiæ et sinceritátis.
Prayers and intercessions
Let us praise God for his loving kindness, which is revealed to us in Jesus Christ.
Remember, Lord, that we are your children.
Lead us more deeply into the life of your Church;
  and through us make it a clearer sign of the world’s salvation.
Remember, Lord, that we are your children.
Lover of men, help us to play our part in the growth of the human city
  and help us to build up your kingdom in every way.
Remember, Lord, that we are your children.
May we come to Christ when we are burdened,
  for he is the spring of living water who refreshes all who thirst.
Remember, Lord, that we are your children.
Forgive the harm that we have done;
  guide us in the path of justice and truth.
Remember, Lord, that we are your children.

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.

Actiónes nostras, quǽsumus, Dómine, aspirándo prǽveni et adiuvándo proséquere, ut cuncta nostra operátio a te semper incípiat et per te cœpta finiátur. Per Dóminum.
Lord, be the beginning and end
  of everything we do and say.
Prompt our actions with your grace,
  and complete them with your all-powerful help.

Qui vult veníre post me, dicit Dóminus, ábneget semetípsum et tollat crucem suam et sequátur me.
If anyone wishes to be a follower of mine, he must deny himself; he must take up his cross and come with me, says the Lord.
Actiónes nostras, quǽsumus, Dómine, aspirándo prǽveni et adiuvándo proséquere, ut cuncta nostra operátio a te semper incípiat et per te cœpta finiátur. Per Dóminum.
Lord, be the beginning and end
  of everything we do and say.
Prompt our actions with your grace,
  and complete them with your all-powerful help.
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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