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Lent 6 Monday Evening

 

Part 1. From the Divine Office

We recommend the use of one or more Lenten Devotions at this time, especially near Easter.

 

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.

     
 
  • I did not turn My face away from those who cursed and spit upon Me.
 
  • Awake, O sword, against those who disperse My flock.

 

 

  • The waters flowed over My head, and I said, “I am lost!” I will call upon Your name, O Lord God.
 
  • As the price for Me they paid thirty pieces of silver. This paltry sum was all that I was worth to them.

 

  • Consider, O Lord, the whispered murmurings of my foes, and their plots.
   

 

From Psalm 129 [130]

Prayer for pardon and mercy.

 

    Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice!

    Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.

    If you should remember sins, O Lord, who could bear it?

    But with you is forgiveness, that you may be served with reverence.

    I hope in the Lord; my soul hopes in his word;

    My soul waits for the Lord, more than watchman for the dawn.

 

    More than watchman for the dawn, let Israel wait for the Lord, For with the Lord is mercy and with him plenteous redemption:

    And he shall redeem Israel from all its sins.

 

     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 — Isaiah [Isaias] 50: 5 — 10

Isaiah prophesied that attitude of the “Just Man”
(Pontius Pilate’s description of Jesus) in suffering, who leaves His cause in the hands of God.
Fully conscious of His mission, certain of His ultimate victory,
He gives Himself up to God and, for the salvation of His people, accepts His present humiliations.

 

In those days, Isaiah [Isaias] said: “The Lord God has opened my ear, and I do not resist: I have not gone back. I have given my body to the strikers, and my cheeks to those who plucked them; I have not turned away my face from those who rebuked me and spit upon me. The Lord God is my helper, therefore am I not confounded: therefore have I set my face as a most hard rock, and I know that I shall not be confounded. He is near Who justifies me. Who will contend with me? Let us stand together. Who is my adversary? Let him come near to me. Behold the Lord God is my helper: who is he who shall condemn me? Lo, they shall be destroyed as a garment, the moth shall eat them up. Who is there among you who fears the Lord, who hears the voice of His servant, who has walked in darkness and has no light? Let him hope in the name of the Lord and lean upon his God.

 

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.

 

Antiphon

“You would have no power over Me,
unless it were given to you from
above.”

       
      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

“You would have no power over Me, unless it were given to you from above.”

 
   

 

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

Help us, O God, our Saviour; and grant that we may celebrate with joy the memory of those benefits by which You deigned to redeem us. 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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