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Links To Papal Commentaries On The Psalms

The Commentaries of John Paul II and Benedict XVI on the Psalms and Canticles of Lauds
(Morning Prayer) and Vespers (Evening Prayer) from the Liturgy of the Hours

Notes
• This was completed on Friday, October 5, 2007 - all of the commentaries that were delivered by
the two popes are now linked.
• Pope Benedict XVI omitted some psalms and canticles that Pope John Paul II had already
commented upon.

Morning Prayer: Psalms and Canticles


• Introductory Reflection I
• Introductory Reflection II
• The Canticle of Zechariah
Week I Week II Week III Week IV
Psalm 63:2-9 Psalm 18 Psalm 93 Psalm 118
Daniel 3:57-88, 56 Daniel 3:52-57 Daniel 3:57-88, Daniel 3:52-57
Sunday
Psalm 149 Psalm 150 56 Psalm 150
Psalm 148
Psalm 5:2-10, 12-13 Psalm 42 Psalm 84 Psalm 90
Monday 1 Chronicles 29:10-13 Sirach 36:1-5, 10-13 Isaiah 2:2-5 Isaiah 42:10-16
Psalm 29 Psalm 19A Psalm 96 Psalm 135:1-12
Psalm 24 Psalm 43 Psalm 85 Psalm 101
Tobit 13:1-8 Isaiah 38:10-14, 17-20 Isaiah 26:1-4, 7-9, Daniel 3:26, 27, 29,
Tuesday
Psalm 33 Psalm 65 12 34-41
Psalm 67 Psalm 144:1-10
Psalm 36 Psalm 77 Psalm 86 Psalm 108
Wednesday Judith 16:2-3a, 13-15 1 Samuel 2:1-10 Isaiah 33:13-16 Isaiah 61:10--62:5
Psalm 47 Psalm 97 Psalm 98 Psalm 146
Psalm 57 Psalm 80 Psalm 87 Psalm 143:1-11
Thursday Jeremiah 31:10-14 Isaiah 12:1-6 Isaiah 40:10-17 Isaiah 66:10-14a
Psalm 48 Psalm 81 Psalm 99 Psalm 147:1-11
Psalm 51 Psalm 51 Psalm 51 Psalm 51
Isaiah 45:15-25 Habakkuk 3:2-4, 13a, Jeremiah Tobit 13:8-11, 13-15
Friday
Psalm 100 15-19 14:17-21 Psalm 147:12-20
Psalm 147:12-20 Psalm 100
Psalm 119: 145-152 Psalm 92 Psalm Psalm 92
Exodus 15:1-4a, 8-13, Deuteronomy 32:1-12 119:145-152 Ezekiel 36:24-28
Saturday 17-18 Psalm 8 Wisdom 9:1-6, Psalm 8
Psalm 117 9-11
Psalm 117

Evening Prayer: Psalms and Canticles


• Introductory Reflection I
• Introductory Reflection II
Week I Week II Week III Week IV
Psalm 141:1-9 Psalm 119:105-112 Psalm 113 Psalm 122
Sunday I Psalm 142 Psalm 16 Psalm 116:10-19 Psalm 130
Philippians 2:6-11 Philippians 2:6-11 Philippians 2:6-11 Philippians 2:6-11
Psalm 110:1-5, 7 Psalm 110:1-5, 7 Psalm 110:1-5, 7 Psalm 110:1-5, 7
Psalm 114 Psalm 112 Psalm 111 Psalm 112
Sunday II 1 Peter 1 Peter 1 Peter 1 Peter
2:21-24 / Revelation 2:21-24/Revelation 2:21-24/Revelation 2:21-24/Revelation
19:1-7 19:1-7 19:1-7 19:1-7
Psalm 11 Psalm 45 - I Psalm 123 Psalm 136 - I
Monday Psalm 15 Psalm 45 - II Psalm 124 Psalm 136 - II
Ephesians 1:3-10 Ephesians 1:3-10 Ephesians 1:3-10 Ephesians 1:3-10
Psalm 20 Psalm 49 - I Psalm 125 Psalm 137:1-6
Psalm 21:2-8, 14 Psalm 49 - II Psalm 131 Psalm 138
Tuesday
Revelation 4:11; 5:9, Revelation 4:11; 5:9, Revelation 4:11; 5:9, Revelation 4:11; 5:9,
10, 12 10, 12 10, 12 10, 12
Psalm 27 - I Psalm 62 Psalm 126 Psalm 139:1-18,
Psalm 27 - II Psalm 67 Psalm 127 23-34 - I
Wednesday Colossians 1:12-20 Colossians 1:12-20 Colossians 1:12-20 Psalm 139:1-18,
23-34 - II
Colossians 1:12-20
Psalm 30 Psalm 72 - I Psalm 132 - I Psalm 144 - I
Psalm 32 Psalm 72 - II Psalm 132 - II Psalm 144 - II
Thursday
Revelation 11:17-18; Revelation 11:17-18; Revelation 11:17-18; Revelation 11:17-18;
12:10b-12a 12:10b-12a 12:10b-12a 12:10b-12a
Psalm 41 Psalm 116:1-9 Psalm 135 - I Psalm 145 - I
Psalm 46 Psalm 135 - II Psalm 145 - II
Friday Revelation 15:3-4 Revelation 15:3-4 Revelation 15:3-4
Psalm 121
Revelation 15:3-4
• The Canticle of Mary (the Magnificat)

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