Office of Readings for Sunday in the 19th week of Ordinary Time

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Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV:
Ordinary: 615
Proper of Seasons: 88
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Office of Readings for Sunday in Ordinary Time

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 will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia.

HYMN

1. God Father, praise and glory
Your children come to sing.
Goodwill and peace to mankind.
The gifts your kingdom brings.

Refrain:
O most Holy Trinity.
Undivided Unity;
Holy God, Mighty God.
God Immortal, be adored.

2. And you, Lord Coeternal,
God's sole begotten Son;
O Jesus. King anointed.
You have redemption won.

Refrain:
O most Holy Trinity.
Undivided Unity;
Holy God, Mighty God.
God Immortal, be adored.

3. O Holy Ghost, Creator
The Gift of God most high;
Life, love and holy wisdom,
Our weakness now supply.

Refrain:
O most Holy Trinity.
Undivided Unity;
Holy God, Mighty God.
God Immortal, be adored.

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PSALMODY

Ant. 1 Day by day I shall bless you, Lord, alleluia.

Psalm 145
Praise of God’s majesty

Lord, you are the Just One, who was and who is (Revelation 16:5).

I

I will give you glory, O God my King,
I will bless your name forever.

Ant. Day by day I shall bless you, Lord, alleluia.

I will bless you day after day
and praise your name forever.
The Lord is great, highly to be praised,
his greatness cannot be measured.

Ant. Day by day I shall bless you, Lord, alleluia.

Age to age shall proclaim your works,
shall declare your mighty deeds,
shall speak of your splendor and glory,
tell the tale of your wonderful works.

Ant. Day by day I shall bless you, Lord, alleluia.

They will speak of your terrible deeds,
recount your greatness and might.
They will recall your abundant goodness;
age to age shall ring out your justice.

Ant. Day by day I shall bless you, Lord, alleluia.

The Lord is kind and full of compassion,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
How good is the Lord to all,
compassionate to all his creatures.

Ant. Day by day I shall bless you, Lord, alleluia.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. Day by day I shall bless you, Lord, alleluia.

Ant. 2 Your kingdom, Lord, is an everlasting kingdom, alleluia.

II

All your creatures shall thank you, O Lord,
and your friends shall repeat their blessing.
They shall speak of the glory of your reign
and declare your might, O God,

to make known to men your mighty deeds
and the glorious splendor of your reign.
Yours is an everlasting kingdom;
your rule lasts from age to age.

Ant. Your kingdom, Lord, is an everlasting kingdom, alleluia.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. Your kingdom, Lord, is an everlasting kingdom, alleluia.

Ant. 3 The Lord is faithful in all his words and loving in all his deeds, alleluia.

III

The Lord is faithful in all his words
and loving in all his deeds.
The Lord supports all who fall
and raises all who are bowed down.

Ant. The Lord is faithful in all his words and loving in all his deeds, alleluia.

The eyes of all creatures look to you
and you give them their food in due time.
You open wide your hand,
grant the desires of all who live.

Ant. The Lord is faithful in all his words and loving in all his deeds, alleluia.

The Lord is just in all his ways
and loving in all his deeds.
He is close to all who call him,
who call on him from their hearts.

Ant. The Lord is faithful in all his words and loving in all his deeds, alleluia.

He grants the desires of those who fear him,
he hears their cry and he saves them.
The Lord protects all who love him;
but the wicked he will utterly destroy.

Ant. The Lord is faithful in all his words and loving in all his deeds, alleluia.

Let me speak the praise of the Lord,
let all mankind bless his holy name
for ever, for ages unending.

Ant. The Lord is faithful in all his words and loving in all his deeds, alleluia.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Psalm-prayer

Lord, be near to all who call upon you in truth and increase the dedication of those who revere you. Hear their prayers and save them, that they may always love you and praise your holy name.

Ant. The Lord is faithful in all his words and loving in all his deeds, alleluia.

Sacred Silence (indicated by a bell) – a moment to reflect and receive in our hearts the full resonance of the voice of the Holy Spirit and to unite our personal prayer more closely with the word of God and public voice of the Church.

Listen to my words.
Give ear to my precepts.

READINGS

First reading
From the book of the prophet Hosea
11:1-11
God is always merciful

Thus says the Lord:
When Israel was a child I loved him,
out of Egypt I called my son.
The more I called them,
the farther they went from me,
Sacrificing to the Baals
and burning incense to idols.
Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk,
who took them in my arms;
I drew them with human cords,
with bands of love;
I fostered them like one
who raises an infant to his cheeks;
Yet, though I stooped to feed my child,
they did not know that I was their healer.

He shall return to the land of Egypt,
and Assyria shall be his king;
The sword shall begin with his cities
and end by consuming his solitudes.
Because they refused to repent,
their own counsels shall devour them.
His people are in suspense about returning to him;
and God, though in unison they cry out to him,
shall not raise them up.

How could I give you up, O Ephraim,
or deliver you up, O Israel?
How could I treat you as Admah,
or make you like Zeboiim?
My heart is overwhelmed,
my pity is stirred.
I will not give vent to my blazing anger,
I will not destroy Ephraim again;
For I am God and not man,
the Holy One present among you;
I will not let the flames consume you.

They shall follow the Lord,
who roars like a lion;
When he roars,
his sons shall come frightened from the west,
Out of Egypt they shall come trembling, like sparrows,
from the land of Assyria, like doves;
And I will resettle them in their homes,
says the Lord.

RESPONSORY Hosea 11:8, 9; Jeremiah 31:3

My heart recoils within me; my whole being trembles with compassion.
I will not give vent to my fierce anger, for I am God, not man.

I loved you with an everlasting love; in mercy I drew you to myself.
I will not give vent to my fierce anger, for I am God, not man.

Second reading
From a dialogue On Divine Providence by Saint Catherine of Siena, virgin
The bonds of love

My sweet Lord, look with mercy upon your people and especially upon the mystical body of your Church. Greater glory is given to your name for pardoning a multitude of your creatures than if I alone were pardoned for my great sins against your majesty. It would be no consolation for me to enjoy your life if your holy people stood in death. For I see that sin darkens the life of your bride the Church—my sin and the sins of others.

It is a special grace I ask for, this pardon for the creatures you have made in your image and likeness. When you created man, you were moved by love to make him in your own image. Surely only love could so dignify your creatures. But I know very well that man lost the dignity you gave him; he deserved to lose it, since he had committed sin. Moved by love and wishing to reconcile the human race to yourself, you gave us your only-begotten Son. He became our mediator and our justice by taking on all our injustice and sin out of obedience to your will, eternal Father, just as you willed that he take on our human nature. What an immeasurably profound love! Your Son went down from the heights of his divinity to the depths of our humanity. Can anyone’s heart remain closed and hardened after this?

We image your divinity, but you image our humanity in that union of the two which you have worked in a man. You have veiled the Godhead in a cloud, in the clay of our humanity. Only your love could so dignify the flesh of Adam. And so by reason of this immeasurable love I beg, with all the strength of my soul, that you freely extend your mercy to all your lowly creatures.

RESPONSORY Psalm 101:1-2

I will sing of kindness and justice; I will sing to you, O Lord.
I will persevere in the way that is blameless.

When will you come to me? I will walk with purity of heart within my house.
I will persevere in the way that is blameless.

TE DEUM

You are God: we praise you;
You are the Lord: we acclaim you;
You are the eternal Father:
All creation worships you.

To you all angels, all the powers of heaven,
Cherubim and Seraphim, sing in endless praise:
Holy, holy, holy, Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.

The glorious company of apostles praise you.
The noble fellowship of prophets praise you.
The white-robed army of martyrs praise you.

Throughout the world the holy Church acclaims you:
Father, of majesty unbounded,
your true and only Son, worthy of all worship,
and the Holy Spirit, advocate and guide.

You, Christ, are the King of glory,
the eternal Son of the Father.

When you became man to set us free
you did not spurn the Virgin’s womb.

You overcame the sting of death,
and opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers.

You are seated at God’s right hand in glory.
We believe that you will come, and be our judge.

Come then, Lord, and help your people,
bought with the price of your own blood,
and bring us with your saints
to glory everlasting.

Save your people, Lord, and bless your inheritance.
Govern and uphold them now and always.

Day by day we bless you.
We praise your name for ever.

Keep us today, Lord, from all sin.
Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy.

Lord, show us your love and mercy,
for we have put our trust in you.

In you, Lord, is our hope:
And we shall never hope in vain.

CONCLUDING PRAYER

Almighty ever-living God,
whom, taught by the Holy Spirit,
we dare to call our Father,
bring, we pray, to perfection in our hearts
the spirit of adoption as your sons and daughters,
that we may merit to enter into the inheritance
which you have promised.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

ACCLAMATION (at least in the communal celebration)

Let us praise the Lord.
And give him thanks.

The English translation of The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes) ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. Readings and Old and New Testament Canticles (except the Gospel Canticles) are from the New American Bible © 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C.. Used with permission. All rights reserved. The DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media follows the liturgical calendar for the United States. The 1970 edition of the New American Bible as published in the Liturgy of the Hours is approved for use only in the United States. DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media is © 2006-2022 Surgeworks, Inc. All rights reserved.

11 thoughts on “Office of Readings

  1. I have been praying faithfully for Alex and his cancer and Clare if anyone knows how they are doing would be so appreciative .; God bless them hope they are better. Tomorrow is the gift God gave me when my mother’s name was Margot Rawlins she taught me to love and be kind to others if anything I do right I owe to her love and examples. Tomorrow will be three years please pray for her soul to be in peace with Jesus.

  2. Jesus, who on this Sunday of the week rose from the dead: Have mercy on us.

    Jesus, who on this same day put on life immortal: Have mercy on us.

    Jesus, who on this same day appeared to Mary Magdalene and to the apostles: Have mercy on us.

    Jesus, who on this say day opened the eyes of the two disciples going to Emmaus: Have mercy on us.

    Jesus, who on this same day comforted your apostles and gave them peace. Have mercy on us.

    Jesus, who on this same day confirmed your apostles in the faith of the Resurrection by showing them your hands and your feet: Have mercy on us.

    Jesus, who on this same day breathed on the apostles and gave them the Holy Spirit: Have mercy on us.

    Jesus, who on this same day opened their understanding to know the Scriptures: Have mercy on us.

    Jesus, who on this same day gave them power to remit sins: Have mercy on us.

    Jesus, who on this same day sent the apostles on their mission, and commanded them to go and teach all nations: Have mercy on us.

    Jesus, who on a Sunday bore patiently with the weakness of St. Thomas, and by the evidence of your sacred wounds healed his unbelief: Have mercy on us.

    Jesus, who on a Sunday sent down the Holy Spirit on the apostles, and thus prepared them for laying the foundation of you Church: Have mercy on us.

    Jesus, who on a Sunday moved your apostle Peter to preach the first Christian sermon to his fellow Jews: Have mercy on us.

    Jesus, who on this Sunday is present among us now in Word and Sacrament to heal and forgive and empower: Have mercy on us.

    Jesus, who on this Sunday gives us a vision of heaven and a foretaste of everlasting life: Have mercy on us, now and always.

    May we on this Sunday and all Sundays, join
    with the Church Triumphant in praising,
    adoring and praying to You O God,
    and prepare our souls to celebrate
    with them an eternal Sunday,

    That we may not give this day to earth or to self-love,
    but may offer it to You,
    Who are our only everlasting Good.

    Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,
    Spare us, O Lord.

    Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,
    Hear us, O Lord.

    Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,
    Have mercy on us.

    Christ, hear us.
    Christ, graciously hear us.

    Sweet Virgin Mary, Holy Mother of God and our Mother,
    Pray for us, help us make today and all Sundays special,
    lend us your Most Immaculate Heart so that we may love God perfectly,
    and be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
    Amen.

    The Wideness of God’s Mercy: Litanies to Enlarge our Prayer, edited by Jeffery W. Rowthorn. (2007: Church Publishing).

  3. Good Lord do not be offended for we have abused the rights of son ship you granted to us. We have left your way and follow the path that led to destruction. The world pursues the shadow and also the emptiness of this world. Lord look upon us with pity, for we have sinned O Lord. Starting from me, the families, government, even the church.

  4. Today is the feast of St. Teresa Benedicta (Edith Stein). May this great Carmelite martyr pray for us and the whole world, at this time of great need, and especially for the suffering in Beirut.

  5. It is precisely in this that God
    proves his love for us: that while
    we were still sinners, Christ died
    for us. –Rm 5:8

    Reflection. A soul is a great treasure and a rich deposit.
    For the eternal Wisdom. Who cannot be deceived, regarded it as more than His own Blood. St Bernard

    Prayer. Heavenly Father, let me never forget the incomparable value of my immortal soul.Help me to be willing to die rather than risk doing anything to lose that soul.

  6. My God tomorrow I have some tests to take. Lord let me accept thy will whatever results with love, with faith, with trust and hope Today is the anniversary of my beloved mom’s death. Two years August 9 please dear Lord take good care of her and my dad and my famil and friends and also souls. God bless you mami I miss you so much I became your mother as you grew old and you became my only child.

  7. My sweet Lord, look with mercy upon your people. Greater glory is given to your name for pardoning a multitude of your creatures than if I alone were pardoned for my great sins against your majesty. It would be no consolation for me to enjoy your life if your holy people stood in death. … By reason of Your immeasurable love I beg, with all the strength of my soul, that you freely extend your mercy to all your lowly creatures. Amen.

  8. Been using Divine Office for many years; first with the complete set of the Liturgy of the Hours and then with your site. Everything seems to work except “Morning Prayer” on your site directs back to the first page not allowing the reading for Morning Prayer. The others like Midday, Evening, etc work as they should. I am not sure why the site directs back to the beginning page.

  9. Jesus Christ is King of the Universe! Alleluia!
    Let us pray that as His subjects we follow His precepts. Respect is the greatest tenet — may we find it
    through His Love! Amen!

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