Electronic Prayer Book

Monday Evening

 

Following Seventh 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.

 
  • All you peoples, clap your hands, shout to God with cries of gladness. For the Lord, the Most High, the awesome, is the great King over all the earth.
 
  • Come children hear me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord. Look to Him that you may be radiant with joy, and your faces may not blush with shame.

 

 

  • Halleluia, Halleluia. All you peoples, clap your hands, shout to God with cries of gladness. Halleluia.
 
  • As in holocausts of rams and bullocks, and as in thousands of fat lambs, so let our sacrifice be made in Your sight this day, that it may please You: for there is no confusion to those who trust in
    You, O Lord.

 

  • Incline Your ear to me, make haste to deliver me.
 
 

From Psalm 115 [116]

A Prayer of Thanksgiving
 

I trusted even when I said: “I am greatly afflicted;”

I said in my fear: “Every man is deceitful!”

How shall I repay the Lord for all his benefits to me?

I will take the chalice of salvation and will call on the name of the Lord.

I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people.

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

 

O Lord, I am your servant, I am your servant, the son of your handmaid: you have loosed my bonds.

I will offer you the sacrifice of praise, and will call on the name of the Lord.

I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people.

In the courts of the house of the Lord, in the midst of you, O Jerusalem.

 

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 5: 9 — 11 and 5: 12

 

St. James exhorts the poor and oppressed to keep their focus
on the promises of God, reflected in the words of the prophets.
There is a day set for the return of the Lord, but this was not disclosed even to the Apostles.
They too found they needed the patience of Job.

 

Do not complain against one another, brethren, that you may not be judged. Behold, the judge is standing at the door. Take, brethren, as an example of enduring evil, of labour and patience, the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. Behold, we call them blessed who have endured. You have heard of the patience of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is merciful and compassionate.

 

St. James cautions us against the frequent vice of imprudent and unnecessary oaths;
not against oaths made on just and necessary occasions.
In ordinary daily life our reputation for honesty and absence of deceit
should be so established that others know they do not need to verify our word by an oath.
St. James gives one of the most important pieces of advice from Sacred Scripture:
“Let your yes be yes, and your no be no!”

 

 

But above all things, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven, or by the earth,
or any other oath; but let your yes be yes, your no, no; that you may not fall under judgment.

 

Alternative Readings

 
Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles
 
 

New Testament Canticle
for
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.

 
 
Antiphon
   
       
 

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

   
       

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

 

We should put our life completely in the hands of God,
who, in his providence, knows what is good for us far better than we do.

 

O God, Whose providence never fails in what it ordains, we humbly implore You to put away from us all things harmful, and to give all things profitable to us. 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