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Tuesday Morning

 

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

 
 
 

Part 1. From the Divine Office

 

Opening

 

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.

Halleluia.

 

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.

 
 
 
 
  • Hear, O Lord, a just suit; attend to my outcry.
    I shall call upon You, for You will answer me, O Lord, incline Your ear to me; hear my word. Keep me,
    O Lord, as the apple of Your eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings.
 
  • Cleanse me from my unknown faults, O Lord! From wanton sin especially, restrain Your servant.
    Let it not rule over me. Then shall I be blameless and innocent of serious sin.
 
  • The right hand of the Lord has struck with power: the right hand of the Lord has exalted me; I shall not die but live, and declare the works of the Lord.
 
 

Psalm 42 [43]

Ardent Desire for the House of God.
 

Vindicate me, O God, and plead my case against a godless nation; deliver me from the deceitful and wicked man.

For you, O God, are my strength: why have you rejected me? Why must I go about sorrowful, afflicted by the enemy?

Send forth your light and your truth: let them lead me, let them bring me to your holy mountain and to your tabernacles.

Then I will go to the altar of God, to God who is my joy and my gladness. And I will praise you on the lyre, O God, my God!

 

Why are you dejected, O my soul, and disturbed within me? Hope in God: for I shall again praise him, my Saviour, and my God.

 

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 ▬ St. Matthew 18: 15 — 22

 
 
 

At that time, Jesus said to His disciples, “If your brother sin against you, go and show him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listen to you, you have won your brother. But if he do not listen to you, take with you one or two more so that on the word of two or three witnesses every word may be confirmed. And if he refuse to hear them, appeal to the Church, but if he refuse to hear even the Church, let him be to you as the heathen and the publican. Amen I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound also in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed also in heaven. I say to you further, that if two of you shall agree on earth about anything at all for which they ask, it shall be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together for My sake, there am I in the midst of them.” Then Peter came up to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven”.

 
 

Alternative Readings

 
Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles
 
 

Hymn as a Prayer

Bounteous Creator, hear the prayers of repentance we offer You during the holy fast of forty days.

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.

 

Grant that our body be brought into subjection by fasting, that our hearts, free of sin, leave untouched anything that feeds sin.

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.

 
 
Antiphon
   
  If two of you shall agree on earth about anything at all for which they ask, it shall be done for them by My Father in heaven,” says the Lord.    
 
       

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.

 
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

 

 

 

Graciously hear us, almighty and merciful God, and in Your goodness grant us the gifts of wholesome restraint. 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.

 

Part 2. Devotions Throughout Lent | Part 3. The Angelus | Part 4. Prayers For Protection