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Monday Evening


Following Eighth Sunday After Pentecost


Part 1. From the Roman Breviary and Roman Missal




O God, come to my assistance,
O Lord, make haste to help me.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen.



Acclamations For Reflection


In Time After Pentecost the morning reflections are beautiful proclamations from the Bible (as used in the Breviary), and the evening ones are the Biblical passages used in the previous Sunday Liturgy.

Spending a moment to reflect on one or more of these prepares us to praise God using the psalms of the day, which follow.


Sing joyfully to the Lord, all you lands; serve the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful singing.

  • O God, we ponder Your kindness within Your temple. As Your Name, O Lord, O God, so also Your praise reaches to the ends of the earth. Of justice Your right hand is full. Great is the Lord and wholly to be praised in the city of our God, His holy mountain.
  • Be my rock of refuge, O God, a stronghold to give me safety. In You, O God, I take refuge; O Lord, let me never be put to shame.


  • Lowly people You save, O Lord, but haughty eyes You bring low; for who is God except You, O Lord?
  • Halleluia, Halleluia. Great is the Lord and wholly to be praised in the city of our God, His holy mountain. Halleluia.



  • Taste and see how good the Lord is; happy the man who takes refuge in Him.

From Psalm 120 [121]

Confidence in God

I lift up my eyes to the mountains: where shall help come to me?

My help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

He will not suffer your foot to stumble, your guardian will not slumber.

Behold, he will neither slumber nor sleep, who guards Israel.

The Lord is your guardian, the Lord is your protection at your right hand.


The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.

The Lord shall keep you from evil: he shall guard your life.

The Lord shall guard your going and your coming, from now on, and forever.


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end.    Amen


Reading — 1st St. Peter 1: 6 — 9


In the assurance which faith gives the Christian of securing
eternal salvation, they should be able to hear with joy
the various trials to which Divine Providence subjects them.
Even as gold must be purified by fire, so must faith
likewise be tried ‘in the furnace of humiliation’.
Unlike human love, which depends upon personal contact
for its existence, their love is for one whom they have not seen,
or rather for one they have only seen with the eyes of faith.
By believing in Him, they have a foretaste of the unspeakable joy
of the glorified, and thus consider the ‘furnace of humility’ or any
other suffering as temporary hindrances on their way to being with God.


Over this you rejoice; though now for a little while, if need be, you are made sorrowful by various trials, that the temper of your faith — more precious by far than any gold which is tried by fire — may be found unto praise and glory and honour at the revelation (i.e. the glorious second coming) of Jesus Christ. Him, though you have not seen, you love, yet believing, you exult with a joy unspeakable and triumphant; receiving, as the final issue of your faith, the salvation of your souls.


Alternative Readings

Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles

New Testament Canticle
Monday Evening

God the Saviour

From: Ephesians 1: 3 -10


Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spirited blessing on high in Christ.

Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish in his sight, in love.

He predestined us to be adopted through Jesus Christ as his sons, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, with which he favoured us in his beloved son.

In Him we have our redemption through his blood, the remission of sins, according to the riches of his grace. This grace has abounded beyond measure to us in all wisdom and prudence, so that he may make known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure.

And this, his good pleasure, he purposed in him to be dispensed in all fullness of the times: to re-establish all things in Christ both those in the heavens and those on the earth.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.


Mary’s Hymn of Praise — St. Luke 1: 46 — 55


Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist (Luke 1: 41—45), acclaimed Mary, warmly with the words: “Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb” — to which Mary replied in her prophetic hymn.


My soul magnifies the Lord, because God has regarded my lowliness.


My soul magnifies the Lord.

And my spirit rejoices in God my saviour.

Because he has regarded the lowliness of his handmaid, for behold; henceforth all generations shall call me blessed,

Because he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.

And His mercy is from generation to generation toward those who fear him. —

He has shown might with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.


He has put down the mighty from their thrones and has exalted the lowly.

The hungry he has filled with good things and the rich he has sent empty away. —

He has given help to Israel his servant, mindful of his mercy.

(As he promised our fathers) towards Abraham and his descendants forever.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.


Repeat the appointed antiphon of the day.


The Lord’s Prayer



Our Father who art in heaven
Hallowed be thy name
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.




Our Father, in heaven,
Hallowed be Your Name,
Your Kingdom come,
Your will be done,
On earth as in heaven,
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.





We owe all to God, both in the natural order and,
still more, in the supernatural order.
But for God, how could we “live according to God”?


Graciously impart to us, we implore You, O Lord, the spirit at all times to think and to do the things that are right; that we, who cannot subsist without You, may be enabled to live according to Your will. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.




V. Our help is in the Name of the Lord.

R. Who made heaven and earth.


May the all powerful
and merciful Lord,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
bless and preserve us.


Part 2. Devotions During Ordinary Time | Part 3. The Angelus

Part 4. Prayers For Protection