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Lent 1 Tuesday Morning


Part 1. From the Divine Office


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




    O Lord, open my lips. And my mouth shall proclaim Your praise.

    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.

During Lent these morning acclamations are taken from the Mass of the day. Any one of them can be recited as an antiphon before and after the psalm, or be simply the subject of a meditation.

  • Before the mountains were begotten and the earth and the world were brought forth, from everlasting to everlasting, You are God. Lord, You have been our refuge through all generations; from everlasting to everlasting You are.
  • Let my prayer come like incense before You, O Lord.
  • My trust is in You, O Lord; I say, “You are my God”.


From Psalm 36 [37]

Encouragement to Trust God’s Justice


    Be not incensed because of evildoers, nor envious of those who work iniquity;

    For like grass they will soon wither and like green herbs they will fade..

    Hope in the Lord and do good, that you may dwell in the land and enjoy security.

    Seek your delight in the Lord and he will grant you your heart’s desire.

    Entrust your life to the Lord, hope in him and he will act.

    And he will make your goodness shine like the light; and the justice of your cause shine as the noonday.


    Rest in the Lord, and hope in him. Be not incensed because of him who prospers in his undertakings, because of one who plots evil things.

    Refrain from anger and put aside wrath; be not incensed, lest you do evil.

    For evildoers shall be destroyed, but they who hope in the Lord shall possess the land…


    Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

    As it was in the beginning is now, was and ever shall be, world without end.   



Reading: — St. Matthew 21: 10 — 17


At that time, when Jesus entered Jerusalem, all the city was thrown into commotion, saying, “Who is the?” But he crowds kept on saying, “This is Jesus the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee”. And Jesus entered the temple of God, and cast out all the people who were selling and buying in the temple, and He overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold the doves. And He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer’; but you have made it a den of thieves”. And the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them. But the chief priests and the Scribes, seeing the wonderful deeds that He did, and the children crying out in the temple, and saying, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” were indignant, and said to Him, “Do You hear what these are saying?” And Jesus said to them, “Yes; have You never read, ‘Out of the mouth of infants and sucklings You have perfected praise’ “. And leaving them He went out of the city to Bethany and He stayed there.


Hymn as a Prayer


     Loving searcher of our heart, You know how feeble our strength is; give those who return to You the grace of pardon.

     We have sinned much, but spare us who confess our guilt; for Your name’s honour bring healing remedy to the sick.

     Blessed Trinity and undivided Unity, grant that the sacrifice of the fast may be fruitful to Your servants.    Amen.

V.      To His Angels God has given command about you.

R.     They that guard you in all your ways.



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.




“Come, blessed of My Father, receive the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.”


Jesus entered the temple of God and expelled all the sellers and buyers; the tables of the money-changers and the stands of those who sold doves He overturned.


“This depraved and perverse generation demands a sign, and no sign shall be given it but the sign of Jonah the prophet.”


Going away from there Jesus retired to the district of Tyre and Sidon. And behold a Caananite woman came out of that territory and cried, “Have mercy on me, Son of David”.


The Angel of the Lord used to come down from heaven; and the water was troubled, and one was cured.


   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,   

# “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.


   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.




   The appointed antiphon of the day is repeated.



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.



Look down, O Lord, upon Your household, and grant that our minds, chastened by the mortification of the flesh, may shine before You. 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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