Q: Hello, Fr Paul. Sorry to bother you.
Lately I’ve been using The Abbey Psalms and Canticles to pray the LOTH when I’ve been praying by myself.
The third Psalm in today’s Daytime Prayer (Week I Friday) is Ps 28 with a few lines skipped. When I used The Abbey, however, I prayed the entire Psalm instead of locating the skipped lines and skipping them. Was that licit? I rather liked not skipping those lines.
With warm regards,
A: The Liturgy of the Hours omits certain psalms and verses as explained in its General Instruction 131.
Here’s a related post: https://paulturner.org/liturgy-of-the-hours-psalms/
Please consult a canon lawyer with questions about liceity.