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Lent 2 Monday Evening

 

Part 1. From the Divine Office

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

 

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

     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 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 — Daniel 9: 15 — 19

 

In those days, Daniel prayed to the Lord saying, “O Lord our God, Who brought forth Your people out of the land of Egypt with a strong hand, and made for Yourself a name as at this day: we have sinned, we have committed iniquity, O Lord against all Your justice: let Your wrath fall and Your indignation be turned away, I implore You, from Your city Jerusalem and from Your holy mountain. For by reason of our sins and the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and Your people are a reproach to all who are round about us. Now therefore O our God, hear the supplication of Your servant and his prayers: and show Your face upon Your sanctuary which is desolate, for Your own sake. Incline, O my God Your ear and hear: open Your eyes and see our desolation, and the city upon which Your name is called: for it is not for our justifications that we present our prayers before Your face, but for the multitude of Your tender mercies. O Lord, hear: O Lord, be appeased: hearken and do: delay not for Your own sake, O my God: because Your name is invocated upon Your city and upon Your people, O Lord, our God.

 

A Lenten Prayer from the Bible

The Canticle of Isaiah

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.

 

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

R.  That they guard you in all your ways.

   

 

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

Monday

“He Who sent Me is with Me; He has not left Me alone, because I always do the things that are pleasing to Him.”

Tuesday

And all you are brothers. And call no one on earth your father; for one is your Father, who is in heaven. Neither be called masters; for one only is your Master, the Christ.

Wednesday

He will be betrayed to the Gentiles to be mocked and scourged and crucified.

Thursday

That rich man begged for a drop of water — he who had kept the crumbs from Lazarus.

Friday

They tried to take Him prisoner, but they feared the people who regarded Him as a prophet.

 

       
      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

Give heed to our supplications (earnest prayers), O almighty God, and graciously bestow the effect of Your wonted (accustomed) mercy upon us, to whom You grant confidence in Your loving kindness. 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.

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.

     
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