Praying the Divine Hours
Holy Week prayers and Easter prayers to aid your daily spiritual practice for Holy Week.
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The voice of the LORD is upon the waters; the God of glory thunders;* the LORD is upon the mighty waters.
The voice of the LORD is a powerful voice;* the voice of the LORD is a voice of splendor.
The voice of the LORD breaks the cedar trees;* the LORD breaks the cedars of Lebanon;
He makes Lebanon skip like a calf,* and Mount Hermon like a young wild ox.
The voice of the LORD splits the flames of fire; the voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness;* the LORD shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
The voice of the LORD makes the oak trees writhe* and strips the forests bare.
And in the temple of the LORD* all are crying, "Glory!"
The LORD sits enthroned above the flood;* the LORD sits enthroned as King for evermore.
The LORD shall give strength to his people;* the LORD shall give his people the blessing of peace.
Sing to the LORD, you servants of his;* give thanks for the remembrance of his holiness.
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 everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that I may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrec-tion; through Jesus Christ my Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. †
Monday of Holy Week
(To Be Observed on the Hour or Half Hour Between 6 and 9 a.m.)
Note: For those singing the words of the Psalter and the hymns of the vesper office, there is in the midst of each line of the Psalms, a small asterisk. On the last syllable before this asterisk, the singer will want to raise his or her monotonal pitch by a single note, just as the last syllable before the end of a line is lowered a note.
The Call to Prayer