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Tuesday Morning

 

The Last Week 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.

 
 
 

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.

 
  • From our mouth let praise resound forever to God the Father, to His co-equal Son, and to You, O Holy Spirit.
 
  • Blessed are You, O Lord, the God of our fathers, and worthy to be praised, and glorified, and exalted above all forever.
 
  • Thanksgiving be to You, O God; thanksgiving be to You, Trinity true and one, Deity one and supreme, Unity holy and one.
 
 

From Psalm 66 [67]

A Prayer for the Missions.
 

May God be gracious to us and bless us; may he look with favour upon us,

That man may know his way on earth, his saving power among all nations.

May the peoples give thanks to you, O God, may all the peoples give thanks to you.

May the nations be glad and rejoice, for you judge the peoples justly and rule the nations on earth.

 

May the peoples give thanks to you, O God, may all the peoples give thanks to you.

The earth has yielded its fruit; God, our God, has blessed us.

May God bless us, and may all the ends of the earth fear 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 — St. Matthew 4: 1 — 11

 
 
 

Then Jesus was led into the desert by the Spirit to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become loaves of bread.” But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Not by bread alone does man live, but by every word, that comes forth from the mouth of God’.”

Then the devil took him to the holy city, and set him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down for it is written, ‘He will give his angels charge concerning you; And upon their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone’.” Jesus said to him, “It is written further, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God’.”

Again the devil took him to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them. And he said to him, “All these will I give to you, if you will fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Begone, Satan! for it is written, ‘The Lord your God shall you worship and him alone shall you serve’.” Then the devil left him; and behold, angels came and ministered to him.

 
 

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
   
       
 

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.

 
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. 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