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Tuesday Morning

 

Following Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

 
 

Part 1. From the Roman Breviary and Roman Missal

 

Opening

 

O Lord, open my lips.
And my mouth shall proclaim Your praise.

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.

Halleluia.

 

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.

 
  • To You, O Lord, I call; O my God, be not deaf to me. The Lord is the strength of my His people, the saving refuge of His anointed. Save Your people, O Lord, and bless Your inheritance; and rule over them forever!
 
  • Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will exalt you.
 
  • Blessed be the man who trusts in the Lord, and the Lord shall confidence. And he shall be as a tree that is planted by the waters that spreads out its roots towards the moisture and it shall not fear when the heat comes.
 
 

From Psalm 36 [37]

Earthly Prosperity Short-lived
 

The mouth of the just speaks wisdom, and his tongue says what is right.

The law of his God is in his heart, and his steps do not falter.

The wicked man spies on the just, and seeks to kill him.

The Lord will not leave him in his power, nor let him be condemned when he is judged.

Trust in the Lord, and follow his path: And he will; exalt you, so that you shall possess the land; with joy you shall see the destruction of the wicked.

I have seen the wicked in his pride, spreading himself like a leafy cedar.

 

And I passed by, and lo, he was no more; and I sought him, but he was not to be found.

Mark the upright and consider the just man: for there is progeny for the man of peace.

But sinners shall all be destroyed, the progeny of the wicked shall be cut off.

The salvation of the just is from the Lord; he is their refuge in time of trouble.

And the Lord helps them and delivers them; he frees them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in him.

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 — Ecclesiasticus 13: 9 — 15

 
 
 

Humble yourself before God and wait for his help. Beware of being deceived into stupidity and then humbled. Do not undervalue your wisdom, lest this wrong judgment lead you into folly. When invited by a man of influence, keep your distance; then he will urge you all the more. Be not bold with him lest you be rebuffed, but keep not too far away lest you be forgotten. Engage not freely in discussion with him, trust not his many words; for by prolonged talk he will test you, and through smiling he will probe you. His merciless mind will remember your words, and he will not refrain from injury or chains.

 
 

Alternative Readings

 
Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles
 
 

Hymn
for
Tuesday Morning

 

Now that we have risen while it is still early, let us all keep watch, fixing our attention always on the psalms and in pleasing unison singing our hymns to the Lord.

So may it be that we who, as a group and in unison with His Saints, sing to a loving King, may be counted worthy to enter heaven’s court, there to live forever.

May the blessed God, whose glory resounds through all creation, Father, Son and likewise the Holy Spirit grant us this. Amen.

 
 

Zackary’s Hymn of Praise — St. Luke 1: 68 — 79

 

St. Luke records (Luke 1: 67) that the father of John the Baptist, eight days after the birth of his son, “filled with the Holy Spirit’, uttered this prophecy, which has remained a daily prayer for Christians.

 
 
Antiphon
   
       
 

The Lord has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of David His servant.

   
       

Blessed be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has visited and wrought redemption for his people,

And has raised up a horn # of salvation for us in the house of David his servant,

As he promised through the mouths of his holy ones the prophets from of old;

Salvation from our enemies and from the hands of all our foes

He has fulfilled his kindness to all our fathers and been mindful of his holy covenant.

In the Oath to Abraham our father, by which he swore to grant us that, delivered from the hands of our enemies, we should serve him without fear.

In holiness and justice before him all our days. – the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has visited and wrought redemption for his people.

 

And you, O child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways,

To give his people knowledge of salvation through forgiveness of their sins,

Because of the compassionate kindness of our God with which the Orient from on high will visit us,

To shine on those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

 

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.

       
 

# “Horn of salvation.”

Horn refers originally to the power of an ox. It came to be applied to people and here, to the royal saving power of the messiah.

 
Antiphon

Repeat the appointed antiphon of the day.

 
 

The Lord’s Prayer

 
 

Traditional

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.

Amen.

 

Contemporary

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.

Amen.

 

Prayer

 
 
 

Almighty and everlasting God, give unto us an increase of faith, hope and charity, and that we may be worthy to gain what You promise, make us love what You command. This we ask of You through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end.     Amen.

 

Closing

   
 

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.
Amen.

 

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

Part 4. Prayers For Protection