Electronic Prayer Book

Tuesday Evening

 

Following Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

 
 

Part 1. From the Roman Breviary and Roman Missal

 

Opening

 

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.

 
  • The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear? The Lord is my life’s refuge; of whom should I be afraid? My enemies that trouble me, themselves stumble and fall. Though an enemy encamp against me, my heart will not fear.
 
  • Pardom our sins, O Lord; why should the nations say, “Where is their God?” Help us, O God, our Saviour; because of the glory of Your name, O Lord, deliver us.

 

  • Give light to my eyes that I may never sleep in death, lest my enemy say, “I have overcome him”.
 
  • Halleluia, Halleluia. O God, seated on Your throne, judging justly: be a stronghold for the oppressed in the times of their distress.

 

 

  • O Lord, my rock, my fortress, my deliverer: my God, my rock of refuge!
 
 

From Psalm 12 [13]

Confident Prayer in Time of Trial
 

How long, O Lord, will you utterly forget me? How long will you hide your face from me?

How long shall I harbour sorrow in my soul, grief in my heart day after day?

How long shall my foe triumph over me, answer me, O Lord, my God! Give light to my eyes, lest I fall asleep in death, lest my enemy say: “I have vanquished him;”

 

Let not my enemies rejoice, that I have fallen: for I have trusted in your goodness.

Let my heart rejoice because of your help; I will sing to the Lord, who has bestowed good things upon 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.

 
 

Reading — St. James 2: 18 — 19

 

It is impossible, St. James argues, to prove that a man has faith
unless it produces corresponding deeds.
The existence of faith without deeds is not denied, but such a sterile faith
is not merely valueless; it is impossible even to prove its existence.
If you truly believe in the one God (have faith) then you must
give intellectual assent to revealed truths — and thus must obey
His commandments and love all people for His sake.
Otherwise we would be no better than evil spirits
whose faith begets profound fear. (Mark 1: 24)

 

But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works”. Show me your faith without works, and I from my works will show you my faith.

You believe that there is one God. You do well. The devils also believe and tremble.

 
 

Alternative Readings

 
Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles
 
 

New Testament Canticle
for
Tuesday Evening

Hymn of the Redeemed

From Revelation 4: 11 and 5: 9 — 12

 

Worthy are you, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honour and power;
for you have created all things, and because of your will they existed, and were created.

Worthy are you, O Lord, to take the scroll and to open its seals; for you were slain, and have redeemed us for God with your blood, out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation.

You have made them for our God a Kingdom, and priests, and they shall reign over the earth.

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
to receive power and divinity and wisdom and strength and honour and glory and blessing.

To him who sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb, blessing and honour and glory and dominion forever and ever.

 

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.

 
 
Antiphon
   
       
 

My spirit rejoices in God my Saviour.

   
       

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.

       
     
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

 

The Church’s sublime and holy devotion fears war and disturbance; she asks God,
who governs everything, for the peace which souls need to serve Him well.

 

Grant, we implore You, O Lord, that the course of the world may, by Your governance, be peaceably ordered for us, and that Your Church may rejoice in quiet devotion. 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