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Lent 1 Monday Evening


Part 1. From the Divine Office


We recommend reading, “The Joy of Lent
as near as practicable to the start of Lent.




     O God, come to my assistance, O Lord, make haste to my 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.

     Praise be to you, Lord, King of eternal glory.


Lenten Acclamations For Reflection:—

Acknowledging our sinfulness, our need of repentance, and expressing our strong desire to be restored fully to God’s household.

Each “Acclamation” is, in fact, an antiphon, traditionally said before and after each psalm. Those wishing to follow the custom can choose one of the following for this purpose, or simply pause and meditate on one or more.

  • Have mercy on me O God, in Your great goodness
  • Guide me in Your justice, Lord!



  • Your anger has abated, O Lord, and You have consoled me.
  • The Lord will give strength and bless His people with peace.


  • Praise the Lord, for steadfast is His kindness towards us.


From Psalm 114 [115]

Thanksgiving to God for Help in Need


     I love the Lord: because he has heard the voice of my pleading,

     Because he inclined his ear to me when I called upon him.

     The fetters of death encircled me; and the snares of hell seized upon me, I fell into distress and sorrow.

     But I called upon the name of the Lord: “O Lord save my life!”

     The Lord is gracious and just, and your God is merciful.


     The Lord guards the simple: I was helpless and he saved me.

     Return O my soul to your rest, for  the Lord has dealt kindly with you.

     For he has rescued me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.

     I shall walk before the Lord in the land of the living.


     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.   


Reading Ezekiel 34: 11 — 16


Thus says the Lord God: “Behold I Myself will seek My sheep and will visit them. As the shepherd visits his flock in the day when he shall be in the midst of his sheep that were scattered in the cloudy and the dark day. And I will bring them out from the peoples and will gather them out from the countries and will bring them to their own land; and I will feed them in the mountains of Israel, by the river and in all the habitations of the land. I will feed them in the most fruitful pastures, and their pastures shall be in the high mountains of Israel; there shall they rest on the green grass and be fed in fat pastures upon the mountains of Israel. I will feed My sheep and will cause them to lie down, says the Lord God. I will seek that which was lost and that which was driven away I will bring again; and I will bind up that which was broken; and I will strengthen that which was weak; and that which was fat and strong I will preserve; and I will feed them in judgment (justly),” says the Lord almighty.


A Lenten Prayer from the Bible

The Canticle of Isaiah (Isaias)

Isaiah 12: 1 — 6

In this Messianic song, the prophet shows redeemed mankind thanking God for their liberation
from the evil one and for the blessings of the Messianic kingdom, the “fountain of salvation”.


     I give thanks, O Lord; though you have been angry with me, your anger has abated, and you have consoled me.

     God indeed is my saviour; I am confident and unafraid.

     My strength and my courage is the Lord, and he has been my saviour. —

     With joy will you draw water at the fountain of salvation,

     And say on that day: Give thanks to the Lord, acclaim his name;

     Among the nations make known his deeds, proclaim how exalted is his name.

     Sing praise to the Lord, for his glorious achievement; let this be known throughout all the earth.

     Shout with exultation, O city of Zion for great in your midst is the holy one of Israel!


     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.




“What you have done for one of these, the least of my brethren, you have done for me,” says the Lord.


“For it is written that My house is a house of prayer for all peoples; but you have made it a den of thieves.” And He was teaching daily in the temple.


Even as Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights, so will the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth.


O woman, great is your faith; your petition is granted.


He who made me well said to me, “Take up your pallet and walk in peace”.


      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.



Convert us, O God, our Saviour, and that this Lenten fast may profit us, instruct our minds with its heavenly discipline. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who Lives and reigns with You in the 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.


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