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Tuesday Morning


Following Twenty second 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.

  • From our mouth let praise resound forever to God the Father and 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 95 [96]

Let All Praise the Lord

Sing to the Lord a new song, sing to the Lord, all the earth.

Sing to the Lord, bless his name, proclaim his salvation day after day.

Declare his glory among the nations, his wonders among the peoples.

For great is the Lord and highly to be praised, to be feared above all the gods.


For all the gods of the heathen are vain idols; but the Lord made the heavens.

Majesty and beauty are before him; power and splendour are in his sanctuary.


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 — Zephaniah 1: 7 — 9


Silence in the presence of the Lord God! for near is the day of the Lord (1). Yes, the Lord has prepared a sacrifice, he has consecrated his guests. On the day of the Lord’s sacrifice I will punish the officials and the king’s sons (2), and all who dress in foreign apparel (3). I will punish, on that day, all who leap over the threshold (4), who fill the house of their master with violence and deceit.

(1)   Silence — Silence (which always accompanies the sacrificial ritual), is now demanded because the Lord is near! This is the proclamation of the dread day of the Lord. Here, Judah will serve as the victim. Those who shall partake of the feast must be ready — that is sanctified and thus made clean so that they may serve as was intended, as God’s instruments. The greater their impurity, the greater the purging needed to restore them!

(2)    Officials…..king’s sons — First to feel the divine wrath will be the official leaders whose bad example has led others astray.

(3)    Foreign apparel — here, the wealthy who adorned their national garb for that of the conqueror; for God’s people, those who accommodate themselves to the prevailing culture.

(4)    leap over the threshold — those who participate in superstition and idolatrous practices, whatever garb they appear in.

Special Note:

Zephaniah’s warning to God’s people is for all time. He draws attention to the absolute prohibition to participate in worship with other religions. This remains active at all times. It has never been repealed, modified or in any way annulled. It is the most severe warning and cannot be side-stepped by attempts to cover the essential elements with explanations of: a) sharing God’s love with others, or of b) wanting to affirm them as valid because their members sincerely believe in their actions, or c) wanting to ‘tone-down’ the belief that the religion revealed by God is the true religion, or in any way superior.


Alternative Readings

Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles

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.


The Lord has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of David His servant.


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.





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. 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