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14/07/2022 Day 195

Thursday, 14 July 2022

Fifteenth Thursday in OT – Year II

Readings on p. 1057 and Antiphons on p. 1039 of the Daily Missal.

First Reading: Isaiah 26:7-9.12.16-19
A reading from the Book of Isaiah.

The way of the righteous is level; 
you make smooth the path of the righteous. 
In the path of your judgments, 
O Lord, we wait for you; 
your memorial name 
is the desire of our soul. 
My soul yearns for you in the night, 
my spirit within me earnestly seeks you. 
For when your judgments are in the earth, 
the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
O Lord, you will ordain peace for us, 
you have wrought for us all our works. 
O Lord, in distress they sought you, 
they poured out a prayer 
when your chastening was upon them. 
Like a woman with child, 
who writhes and cries out in her pangs, 
when she is near her time, 
so were we because of you, O Lord; 
we were with child, we writhed, 
but we gave birth only to wind. 
We have wrought no deliverance in the earth, 
and the inhabitants of the world have not fallen. 
Your dead shall live, their bodies shall rise. 
O dwellers in the dust, awake and sing for joy! 
For your dew is a dew of light, 
and on the land of the shades, you will let it fall.

The Word of the Lord.


Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 102:13-14ab & 15.16-18.19-21 (R. 20b)
Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. The Lord look down from heaven to the earth.

But you, O Lord, are enthroned forever,
and your renown is from age to age.
You will arise and take pity on Sion,
for this is the time to have mercy.
Behold, your servants love her very stones,
are moved to pity for her dust.

The nations shall fear the name of the Lord,
and all the earth’s kings your glory.
When the Lord shall build up Sion,
he will appear in all his glory.
Then he will turn to the prayers of the helpless;
he will not despise their prayers.

Let this be written for ages to come,
that a people yet unborn may praise the Lord;
The Lord looked down from his holy place on high,
looked down from heaven to the earth,
to hear the groans of the prisoners,
and free those condemned to die.

R/. The Lord look down from heaven to the earth.

 

Alleluia, Alleluia.
 Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest, says the Lord.
 Alleluia.

Gospel: Matthew 11:28-30
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.

At that time: 
Jesus declared, “Come to me, 
all who labour and are heavy laden, 
and I will give you rest. 
Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; 
for I am gentle and lowly in heart, 
and you will find rest for your souls. 
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

The Gospel of the Lord.


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