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Prayer For The Afternoon

“Prayer For The Afternoon” is a spiritual practice that allows individuals to connect with their inner selves and the greater power that governs ‌the universe. It is a moment of quiet reflection and ⁣communication with the ​divine, typically performed during ⁤the afternoon hours.‍



The features ⁢of “Prayer⁤ For The Afternoon” vary depending‍ on individual beliefs and traditions, but some common elements can be found across different faiths and spiritual practices:



1. Intention: Before beginning the prayer, individuals set their intention for the session. It could be seeking guidance, expressing gratitude, seeking forgiveness, or any other purpose that aligns with⁣ their​ personal spiritual⁤ journey

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. Alleluia.


Hymn

Eternal Father, loving God,

Who made us from the dust of earth,

Transform us by the Spirit’s grace,

Give value to our little worth.

Prepare us for that day of days

When Christ from heaven will come with might

To call us out of dust again,

Our bodies glorified in light.

O Godhead, here untouched, unseen,

All things created bear your trace;

The seed of glory sown in man

Will flower when we see your face.

Stanbrook Abbey Hymnal

Psalms of the day

Complementary psalms

The psalms of the day are shown here. If you are reciting more than one daytime hour (Terce, Sext, None) today, use the psalms of the day at one hour and the complementary psalms at the others.
SPECIAL FOR TODAY: If you are celebrating Sext today, you must use the psalms of the day at Sext, and use the complementary psalms now.

PSALMS OF THE DAY


Psalm 118(119): 89-96
A meditation on the word of the Lord in the law

I seek your precepts, Lord; for with them you give me life.

Your word, O Lord,

  is established in heaven for ever.

Your truth lasts from generation to generation:

  you have set the earth firm and it endures.

It is by your decree that they endure to this day,

  for all things serve you.

Had your law not been my delight

  I might have suffered and perished.

To all eternity I shall remember your commandments,

  for in them you have given me life.

I am yours; keep me safe,

  for I have sought out your commands.

The wicked waited for me, to destroy me;

  but I have understood your sayings.

All that seems perfect has its limits;

  but the perfection of your commands is boundless.

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.

I seek your precepts, Lord; for with them you give me life.


Psalm 70 (71)
The Lord has been my hope since my youth

O Lord, you have been my hope since my youth.

In you, Lord, I have placed my hope:

  I shall never be put to shame.

In your righteousness, free me and rescue me;

  turn your ear to my pleas and save me.

Be my rock, Lord, be my refuge,

  a stronghold where I can be safe.

For you are my strength

  and you are my refuge.

My God, rescue me from the hands of the wicked,

  from the power of the unjust, the law-breakers.

For you, O Lord, are my hope;

  Lord, my hope from my youth.

From birth I have leant on you,

  from my mother’s womb you have been my support:

  I praise you unceasingly.

Many people look at me in wonder,

  but you are my strength and my helper.

May my mouth be full of your praises,

  with your greatness all the day long.

Do not throw me out now I am old;

  now I am weak, do not abandon me.

For my enemies have been watching me.

  They have come together and discussed me.

They say, ‘God has abandoned him!

  Follow him and surround him:

  he has no-one to rescue him.’

God, do not distance yourself:

  my God, hurry to my help.

Let those who seek my life

  be powerless and ashamed.

Let confusion and shame overwhelm

  those who wish harm to me.

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 Lord, you have been my hope since my youth.


Psalm 70 (71)

When I grow old do not forsake me, O God.

But I will always have hope.

  I will heap praise upon praise of you.

My mouth will proclaim your righteousness,

  your saving power all the day long,

  and your mercies, impossible to count.

I will turn to the power of the Lord

  and recall only your righteousness.

God, from my youth you have taught me;

  I am still proclaiming your marvels.

O God, do not abandon me,

  now I have come to be old,

before I have proclaimed the strength of your arm

  to every generation that is to come.

Your power, O God, and your righteousness

  rise to the heights.

You have done great things,

  for who, O God, is like you?

How many tribulations you have given me!

  How many, and how severe!

But you have brought me to life again,

  led me back up from the abyss.

You will lift me on high once again.

  You will turn and console me.

I in my turn will proclaim you, my God:

  on the lyre I will sing of your faithfulness,

  on the harp I will praise you, O Holy One of Israel.

My lips will rejoice as I sing;

  my soul will rejoice, for you have saved it.

Still I will meditate on your righteousness,

  while my enemies who plotted my harm

  will be ashamed and disgraced.

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.

When I grow old do not forsake me, O God.

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OR:

At the daytime hours (Terce, Sext, None) when you don’t choose to use the psalms of the day, use the complementary psalms instead.

COMPLEMENTARY PSALMS


Psalm 125 (126)
Gladness and hope in the Lord

What marvels the Lord worked for us: indeed we are glad.

When the Lord gave Zion back her captives, we became like dreamers.

Our mouths were filled with gladness and our voices cried in exultation.

Among the Gentiles they were saying,

  “By his deeds the Lord has shown himself great.”

The Lord’s deeds showed forth his greatness,

  and filled us with rejoicing.

Give us back our captives, O Lord,

  as you renew the dry streams in the desolate South.

Those who sow in tears will rejoice at the harvest.

They wept as they went, went with seed for the sowing;

but with joy they will come, come bearing the sheaves.

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.

What marvels the Lord worked for us: indeed we are glad.


Psalm 126 (127)
Without the Lord, we labour in vain

The Lord will build the house for us; he will watch over our city.

If the Lord does not build the house,

  its builders labour in vain.

If the Lord does not watch over a city,

  its watchmen guard it in vain.

It is vain for you to rise before the dawn

  and go late to your rest,

  eating the bread of toil –

  to those he loves, the Lord gives sleep.

The Lord bestows sons as an heirloom,

  the fruit of the womb as a reward.

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior –

  so are the sons of one’s youth.

Happy the man who fills his quiver thus:

  when he disputes with his enemies at the gate,

  he will not be the loser.

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 build the house for us; he will watch over our city.


Psalm 127 (128)
Peaceful life in the Lord

O blessed are those who fear the Lord.

Blessed are all who fear the Lord

  and walk in his ways.

The food you have worked for, you will eat:

  God’s blessing will bring you good things.

Your wife will be like a fruitful vine

  on the side of your house.

Your children will be like olive shoots,

  seated round your table.

See, this is how the man is blessed

  who fears the Lord.

May the Lord bless you from Zion:

  may you see the wealth of Jerusalem

  all the days of your life.

May you see your children’s children.

  Peace be on Israel.

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 blessed are those who fear the Lord.

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CONCLUSION


Scripture Reading
Colossians 1:21-22 ©

Not long ago, you were foreigners and enemies, in the way that you used to think and the evil things that you did; but now he has reconciled you, by his death and in that mortal body. Now you are able to appear before him holy, pure and blameless.


℣. Sing to the Lord, you, his saints.

℟. Remember his holiness and give praise.


Let us pray.

God our Father,

  you are calling us to prayer at the ninth hour, when the apostles went up to the temple.

Grant that the prayer we offer with sincere hearts in the name of Jesus

  may bring salvation to all who call upon that holy Name.

Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.


Let us praise the Lord.

– Thanks be to God.

How do you say the prayer for the afternoon?

The afternoon is a time of day that many people find themselves in need of a moment of reflection and prayer. Whether you follow a specific religious tradition or simply want to take a moment to connect with your inner self, saying a prayer for the afternoon can be a meaningful practice. In this article, we will explore different ways to say the afternoon prayer, its significance, and some common variations from various religious and spiritual traditions.

What is the prayer for the afternoon psalm?

The Book of Psalms, found in the Old Testament of the Bible, is a rich source of prayers, hymns, and poems that have been used for centuries to express devotion, seek guidance, and find solace. The Psalms contain a wide range of emotions and themes, and many of them can be particularly relevant for those looking for a prayer to recite in the afternoon. In this section, we will delve into the significance of Psalms in afternoon prayers and explore a specific psalm that is commonly used for afternoon devotion.

What do you pray on midday?

As the sun reaches its zenith in the sky, midday prayer can be a refreshing and spiritual way to break up the day’s activities. Whether you are seeking a moment of connection with the divine, a pause for reflection, or simply a time to express gratitude, midday prayer can provide a sense of balance and mindfulness. This section will explore various midday prayers from different traditions and offer insights into their purpose and significance.

What is the prayer for 3 pm in the afternoon?

In many Christian traditions, 3 pm holds special significance as it is believed to be the time when Jesus Christ died on the cross. This moment, known as the “Hour of Mercy,” is often marked by a specific prayer that reflects on the passion and sacrifice of Jesus. In this part of the article, we will explore the prayer for 3 pm in the afternoon, its roots in Christian theology, and how it is practiced by different denominations.

Afternoon prayer for family

Family is a cornerstone of many people’s lives, and offering prayers for the well-being and unity of one’s family is a cherished tradition in numerous cultures and religions. In this section, we will discuss the importance of afternoon prayers for family, the intentions and blessings that can be included in such prayers, and how they can help strengthen familial bonds.

Afternoon prayer bible verse

The Bible, with its vast collection of verses and passages, provides a wealth of material for those seeking meaningful afternoon prayers. Whether you’re looking for guidance, solace, or inspiration, the Bible offers a plethora of verses that can serve as the foundation for your afternoon prayer. In this part of the article, we will explore various Bible verses that are commonly used in afternoon prayers and the messages they convey.

Afternoon prayer catholic

The Catholic faith places a significant emphasis on daily prayer, and the afternoon is no exception. Catholics have a well-established tradition of reciting prayers at various times of the day, and afternoon prayers hold a special place in their spiritual practice. In this section, we will delve into the structure of Catholic afternoon prayers, the specific prayers commonly recited, and the significance of these prayers within the Catholic tradition.

In conclusion, afternoon prayer can be a deeply enriching practice, regardless of your religious or spiritual background. Whether you are reciting a psalm, a Bible verse, or a traditional prayer, the afternoon offers a moment of respite and connection with the divine, your inner self, or your family. These prayers can bring peace, comfort, and a sense of purpose to your day, making the afternoon a sacred and meaningful part of your daily routine.



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