Many lay people, especially Benedictine Oblates, make the psalms a part of their daily prayers. Pray the psalms at Lauds (morning prayer) at 6:45 am; Day Prayer at the beginning of midday Mass; Vespers (evening prayer), sung at 5:00 pm; and Vigils (prayer preparing for the following day) at 7:30 pm.
The psalms and canticles (other songs from the Bible), and accompanying prayers change according to the season and the day.
Lauds (morning prayer) begins with an Invitatory which is a formal invitation to prayer.
Each psalm and canticle begins and ends with an Antiphon (abbreviated ANT) which is a theme taken from the psalm for reflection.