[quote="Razanir, post:1, topic:333235"]
So I've decided to start praying it from divineoffice.org.
1) What times are you supposed to pray them? Currently I'm trying for the Invitatory Psalm and Morning Prayer when I wake up, Daytime Prayer around noon, Evening Prayer after dinner, and Night Prayer before bed.
2) Since I'm lay, do I read everything unless it explicitly mentions a priest?
3) Here's an age-old question I've gathered from past threads on this. Is it or is it not liturgical if a layperson prays it?
Hello. :) I hope you find as much happiness praying the Liturgy of the Hours as I do. :)
I would recommend this website instead.
The mid-morning prayer is said at 9, the noon is said at 12, the mid-afternoon at 3, the evening prayer at 6, and the night prayer at about 9. The Office of Readings can be said at any time between Lauds and Compline. The Invitatory Psalm is said at the first Office of the day. The first Office can either be Matins or Lauds.
Whether you are a layman or a cleric, you are praying with the entire Church. It is liturgical. You therefore, say everything. The only thing you do not say is during Compline, you do not say the penitential act if you are praying it by yourself. You just make an examination of conscience.
I pray the entire Liturgy of the Hours, including all the Daytime prayers. I find much happiness with it. Just think, you are praying with all the priests, deacons, monks, nuns, bishops, and even the Pope himself. :thumbsup:
I hope you find much happiness with it too. :blessyou: