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The Psalter

From March 2001 until his death four years later, Pope St John Paul II gave catechesis on the psalms and canticles prayed at Lauds and Vespers each day by the Church. Benedict XVI in his first catecheses finished the series on Vespers.

Here on Totus2us, the psalms and canticles are in two sections. Here below they are listed as they are prayed in the Divine Office, at Morning and Evening Prayer every day.

Week 1

Sunday Vespers I
          Psalm 140 (141), 1-9; Psalm 141 (142); Philippians 2, 6-11
Sunday Lauds
          Psalm 62 (63), 2-9; Daniel 3, 57-88, 56; Psalm 149
Sunday Vespers II
          Psalm 109 (110), 1-5, 7; Psalm 113A (114), 1-8; Revelation 19, 1, 2, 5-7
Monday Lauds
          Psalm 5, 2-10, 12-13; 1 Chronicles 29, 10-13; Psalm 28 (29)
Monday Vespers
          Psalm 10 (11); Psalm 14 (15); Ephesians 1, 3-10
Tuesday Lauds
          Psalm 23 (24); Tobit 13, 1-5b,  7-8; Psalm 32 (33)
Tuesday Vespers
          Psalm 19 (20); Psalm 20 (21), 2-8, 14; Revelation 4, 11; 5,9, 10, 12
Wednesday Lauds
          Psalm 35 (36); Judith 16, 2-3a, 13-15; Psalm 46 (47)
Wednesday Vespers
          Psalm 26 (27) I & II; Colossians 1, 12-20
Thursday Lauds
          Psalm 56 (57); Jeremiah 31, 10-14; Psalm 47 (48)
Thursday Vespers
          Psalm 29 (30); Psalm 31 (32); Revelation 11, 17-18, 12, 10b-12a
Friday Lauds
          Psalm 50 (51); Isaiah 45, 15-26; Psalm 99 (100)
Friday Vespers
          Psalm 40 (41); Psalm 45 (46); Revelation 15, 3-4
Saturday Lauds
          Psalm 118 (119), 145-152 XIX (Koph); Exodus 15, 1-4a, 8-13, 17-18; Psalm 116 (117)

Week 2

Sunday Vespers I
          Psalm 118 (119) 105-112; Psalm 15 (16); Philippians 2, 6-11
Sunday Lauds
          Psalm 117 (118); Daniel 3, 52-57; Psalm 150
Sunday Vespers II
          Psalm 109 (110), 1-5,7; Psalm 113B (115); Revelation 19, 1-7; 1 Peter 2, 21b-24
Monday Lauds
          Psalm 41 (42); Sirach 36, 1-5, 10-13; Psalm 18 (19)
Monday Vespers
          Psalm 44 (45), 2-10; Psalm 44 (45) 11-18; Ephesians 1, 3-10
Tuesday Lauds
          Psalm 42 (43); Isaiah 38, 10-14,17-20; Psalm 64 (65)
Tuesday Vespers
          Psalm 48 (49), 1-13; Psalm 48 (49) 14-21; Revelation 4, 5
Wednesday Lauds
          Psalm 76 (77); 1 Samuel 2, 1-10; Psalm 96 (97)
Wednesday Vespers
          Psalm 61 (62); Psalm 66 (67); Colossians 1, 12-20
Thursday Lauds
          Psalm 79 (80); Isaiah 12, 1-6; Psalm 80 (81)
Thursday Vespers
          Psalm 71 (72) I (1-11) & II (12-19); Revelation 11, 17-18; 12, 10b-12a
Friday Lauds
          Psalm 50 (51); Habakkuk 3, 2-4,13a,15-19; Psalm 147, 12-20
Friday Vespers
          Psalm 114 (116), 1-9; Psalm 120 (121); Revelation 15, 3-4
Saturday Lauds
          Psalm 91 (92); Deuteronomy 32, 1-12; Psalm 8