Saturday, 13 February 2016

A Time of Prayer

A Time of Prayer, 2005 Catholic Truth Society

This booklet from the Catholic Truth Society offers a very basic form of the Liturgy of the Hours. It has a Psalm to say for each day of the week, as well as the Gospel canticles for morning and evening, seasonal Psalms and a few concluding prayers. There is also a simple form of compline.

I'm not sure that it would have hurt to have included some more pages to provide a different Psalm for morning and evening. Repeating the same Psalm in evening prayer seems a bit limiting. I also don't know why the publishers have left out the invitary, Psalm 94.

This is very basic and I am sure those who buy this will want to go on to purchase Shorter Morning and Evening Prayer, if not Daily Prayer from the Divine Office. However, for all it's limitations it is nice to see the Catholic Truth Society encouraging the laity to get into the Liturgy of the Hours.

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