January 12, 2014
Liturgical Guide: Midmorning Prayer (Terce)
"Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning." - Acts 2:15
The hymns selected for Midmorning Prayer (Terce) in the Divine Office draw upon the theme of the invocation of the Holy Spirit. It was at the third hour (9AM) when the Paraclete came down upon all those "gathered together in one place" at Pentecost. This brief pause of prayer during the morning's daily activity acts then as a kind of 'Confirmation', or spiritual strengthening for us to meet the challenges ahead. For more information see: Daytime Prayer.
LITURGY OF THE HOURS (1975)
21. Father, Lord of Earth and Heaven
22. Holy Spirit, Come Confirm Us
23. Come, Holy Ghost, Who Ever One