Electronic Prayer Book

Tuesday Evening


Following Twenty-third Sunday After Pentecost


Part 1. From the Roman Breviary and Roman Missal




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.


Sing joyfully to the Lord, all you lands; serve the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful singing.

         The prophet Jeremiah foretells the end of a
         captivity of which that of Babylon was only a

  • The Lord says, “I think thoughts of peace, and not of afflictions. You shall call upon me, and I will hear you; and I will bring back your captivity from all places.”
  • You have favoured, O Lord, Your land; You have restored the well-being of Jacob.



  • Halleluia, Halleluia. Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord; Lord hear, my prayer! Halleluia.
  • You saved us, O Lord, from our foes, and those who hated us You put to shame. In God we glorified day by day; Your name we praised always.


  • Amen I say to you, all things whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you shall receive, and it shall be done to you.

From Psalm 126 [127]

Without Me, You Can Do Nothing

Behold children are a gift from God, the fruit of the womb is a reward.

What arrows are in the hands of a warrior, such are the sons of one’s youth.


Happy is the man who has filled his quiver with them: they shall not be put to shame, when they contend their enemies at the city-gate.


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. Jude 11 — 13


St. Jude has not finished his warning against those who mislead
the faithful by actions and doctrine out of step with
the teaching preserved and passed on in the Church by the Apostles
and those they have authorised in their place.
He likens such people to three notorious sinners in the Old Testament:
to Cain, in neglecting the warning of God and following his
own desires (Gen. 4: 7); to Balaam, in endeavoring to seduce men
for the sake of gain (Num. 31: 16); to Korah, in rebelling
against God and the authority established by Him (Num. 16: 1 and following).

These deceivers were blots, misfits, or as some texts read ‘rocks”
or hidden reefs to wreck the faith of those assembled.
Their boastfulness, which produced nothing, is likened to clouds
that promise rain but are driven before the wind and never deliver.
Their lack of virtuous deeds causes them to resemble trees
in autumn that should be loaded down with fruit but are barren.
This proves that they are utterly dead and
deserve nothing better than to be uprooted.
Their boisterous and obscene conduct is illustrated by
the turbulent waves of the sea that wash ashore filth and slime.
Their departure from sound doctrine and morality is similar
to the course of a wandering star that disappears in the darkness forever.


Woe to them! for they have gone in the way of Cain (1), and have rushed on thoughtlessly into the error of Balaam (2) for the sake of gain, and have perished in the rebellion of Korah (3). These men are stains on their feasts, banqueting together without fear, looking after themselves; clouds without water, carried about by the winds; trees in the fall, unfruitful, twice dead, uprooted; wild waves of the sea, foaming up their shame; wandering stars, for whom the storm of darkness has been reserved forever.
(1)    Genesis 4: 7   
(2)    Numbers 31: 6
(3)    Numbers 16: 1 and following.


Alternative Readings

Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles

New Testament Canticle
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.


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.


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.





The real captivity of the soul is sin;
God alone can set us free from it, just as He will
snatch us from death which is the punishment of sin.


Absolve Your people from their offences, we implore You, O Lord; that through Your bountiful goodness we may be delivered from the bonds of sin, which through our frailty we have contracted. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. 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