Electronic Prayer Book

Tuesday Evening – Pentecost Octave

 
 

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.

Halleluia.

 

Acclamations For Reflection

 

During Pentecost the morning reflections are beautiful proclamations from the Bible (as used in the Roman Breviary and Roman Missal — 1962.)

Spending a moment to reflect on one or more of these prepares us to praise God using the psalms of the day, which follow.

 
 
 

Sing joyfully to the Lord, all you lands; serve the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful singing.

 
  • Receive the joy of Your glory: giving thanks to God, Who has called you to the heavenly kingdom, Halleluia, Halleluia, Halleluia.
 
  • Hearken, My people, to My teaching: incline your ears to the words of My mouth. Halleluia.

 

  • The Lord opened the doors of heaven; He rained manna upon them for food and gave them heavenly bread. The bread of the angels was eaten by men, Halleluia.
 
  • Halleluia, Halleluia. The Holy Spirit will teach you whatever I have said to you. Halleluia.

 

  • The Spirit Who proceeds from the Father: He will glorify Me, Halleluia, Halleluia.
 
 
 

From Psalm 121 [122]

The pilgrim’s greeting to Jerusalem
 

 

I rejoiced when they said to me, “We will go to the house of the Lord.”

Our feet are even now standing within your gates O Jerusalem — Jerusalem, built as a city so compact, so complete.

To it the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, according to the law of Israel, to give thanks to the name of the Lord.

There the thrones of judgment are set, the thrones of the house of David.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! may they be safe who love you!

May peace be within your walls, security within your palaces!

For the sake of my brethren and my friends, I will exclaim: peace be with you!”

For the sake of the house of the Lord, our God, I will invoke blessings upon you.

 

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 — Acts 8: 14 — 17

On the new converts of Samaria, baptised by the deacon Philip,
the apostles’ prayer and laying on of hands confer the gift of the Holy Spirit.
It is the sacrament of confirmation.

 
 

In those days, when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John. On their arrival they prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit; for as yet He had not come upon any of them, but they had only been baptised in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.

 
 

Alternative Readings

 
Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles
 

Hymn for Evening

 

Come Holy Spirit, God of Love!
From Your bright heavenly Home
Rays of healing light impart.

Come, Father of the poor,
Source of gifts that will endure
Light of every human heart.

You of all consolers best,
Of the soul most kindly Guest,
Bracing courage do bestow

In hard labour You are rest,
In the heat refreshing best,
Solace giving in our woe.

O most blessed light divine,
Let Your radiance in us shine,
And our inmost being fill.

 

Nothing good by man is thought,
Nothing right by him is wrought,
When he spurns Your gracious Will.

Cleanse our souls from sinful stain,
Bless our dryness with Your rain,
Heal our wounds and mend our way.

Bend the stubborn heart and will,
Melt the frozen, warm the chill,
Guide the steps that go astray.

On the faithful who in You,
Trust with childlike piety,
Deign Your sevenfold gifts to send.

Give them virtues rich increase,
Saving grace to die in peace,
Give them joys that never end.
Amen. Halleluia.

Prayer: Cleanse My Heart.

 

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
   
       
 

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you, Halleluia.”

   
       

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.

 

Pentecost Octave Evening Prayer

 We pray You, Lord, that the Comforter who proceeds from You
may enlighten our minds and lead us into all truth, as Your Son has promised.

 

 Let us Pray

We implore You, O Lord, let the power of the Holy Spirit be always with us; let it mercifully purify our hearts, and safeguard us from all harm. 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 During Ordinary Time | Part 3. The Angelus

Part 4. Prayers For Protection