Praying the Divine Hours

Holy Week prayers and Easter prayers to aid your daily spiritual practice for Holy Week.

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May the glory of the LORD endure for ever;* may the LORD rejoice in all his works.


--Psalm 104:32

A Reading

Pass through, pass through the gates. Clear a way for my people! Level up, level up the highway, remove the stones! Hoist a signal to the peoples! This is what YAHWEH has proclaimed to the remotest part of the earth: Say to the daughter of Zion, 'Look, your salvation is coming; with him comes his reward, his achievement precedes him!’ They will be called 'The Holy People,’ 'YAHWEH’s Redeemed,’ while you will be called 'Sought after,’ 'City-not-forsaken.’


--Isaiah 62:10–12

The Refrain

May the glory of the LORD endure for ever;* may the LORD rejoice in all his works.



The Midday Psalm
The Earth Is the LORD’s and All That Is in It

The earth is the LORD’s and all that is in it,* the world and all who dwell therein.


For it is he who founded it upon the seas* and made it firm upon the rivers of the deep.


"Who can ascend the hill of the LORD?"* and who can stand in his holy place?"


"Those who have clean hands and a pure heart,* who have not pledged themselves to falsehood, nor sworn by what is a fraud.


They shall receive a blessing from the LORD* and a just reward from the God of their salvation."


Such is the generation of those who seek him,* of those who seek your face, O God of Jacob.


--Psalm 24:1–6

The Refrain

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May the glory of the LORD endure for ever;* may the LORD rejoice in all his works.



The Cry of the Church

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



The Lord's Prayer

The Prayer Appointed for the Day

Assist me mercifully with your help, O Lord God of our salvation, that I may enter with joy upon the contemplation of those mighty acts, whereby you have given us life and immortality; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. †



The Concluding Prayer of the Church

Almighty and everlasting God, who willed that our Savior should take upon Him, our flesh and suffer death upon the Cross, that all mankind should follow the example of His great humility, mercifully grant that I may both follow the example of His patience and also partake of His resurrection. Through the same Jesus Christ. Amen.


--adapted from THE SHORT BREVIARY




THE VESPERS OFFICE
(To Be Observed on the Hour or Half Hour Between 5 and 8 p.m.)

The Call to Prayer
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