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Monday Morning


 Following the Last Sunday After Pentecost


Part 1. From the Roman Breviary and Roman Missal




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.



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.


Come, let us sing joyfully to the Lord; let us acclaim the rock of our salvation, Let us greet Him with thanksgiving; let us joyfully sing psalms to Him.

  • Let us bless the God of heaven and give glory to Him in the sight of all the  living, because He has shown mercy to us.
  • Praise and eternal glory to God the Father and to the Son, together with the Holy Paraclete through all ages.
  • Let the glory of praise resound from every voice to the Father and to His   begotten Son; and to the Holy Spirit likewise let everlasting praise be given.

From Psalm 26 [27]

Prayer of Confidence

The Lord is my light and my
salvation: whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defence of my life: whom shall I dread?

When evildoers assail me, to devour me, my enemies and my foes, they stumble and fall.

Though an army should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war should rise against me, even then will I trust.

One thing I ask of the Lord, this do I seek; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,


To enjoy the graciousness of the Lord, and to behold his temple.

For he will hide me in his tent
In the day of adversity, he will shelter me in the secret place of his tabernacle, he will set me high upon a rock.

Even now my head is lifted up above my enemies round about me,
And I will offer joyful sacrifices in his tabernacle, I will sing and chant praises to the Lord.


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. Matthew 3: 13 — 17


Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptised by him. And John was hindering him, and said, “It is I who ought to be baptised by you, yet you come to me?” But Jesus answered and said to him, “Let it be so now, for so it becomes us to fulfill all justice.” Then he permitted him. And when Jesus had been baptised, he immediately came up from the water. And behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and coming upon him. And behold a voice from the heavens, said, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”


Alternative Readings

Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles

Monday Morning


Radiance of the Father’s splendour that brings light from light, come as light of light, the source of light, the day that gives days their light.

And the true sun that shines with everlasting brilliance. Direct on to our thoughts the light of the Holy Spirit.

Let this day pass for us in joy. Let our purity be as the dawn, our faith strong like the noonday sun, and our soul unacquainted with the twilight regions of sin.

Dawn is bringing the light of day. With the light may there come to us the whole Son in the Father, and the whole Father in the Son.

To God the Father be glory, and to His only Son, with the Spirit, the Paraclete, now and forever.   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.


Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, because He has visited and delivered us.


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.


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.





Lord, God all powerful, You have brought us to the beginning of this day. By Your power keep us on the road to salvation: do not let us fall into any sin today, but grant that all our words, all our thoughts and our actions may tend toward the fulfilment of Your law of holiness. This we ask of You through our Lord Jesus Christ Your Son Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.   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