Electronic Prayer Book

Monday Evening

 

 Quinquagesima

 
 

Part 1. From the Divine Office

 

Opening

 

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.

Halleluia.

 

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.

 
 
 
 
  • In the greatness of Your compassion, Lord,
    wipe out my offence.
 
  • You are my God, and I give thanks to
    You; You are my God and I extol You.

 

  • Sing a hymn and exalt Him above all forever.
 
  • For You I watch at break of day, O God,
    to see Your power.

 

  • All you His Angels, praise the Lord from the heavens.
 
 

From Psalm 120 [121]

Confidence in God.
 

I lift up my eyes to the mountains: where shall help come to me?

My help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

He will not suffer your foot to stumble, your guardian will not slumber.

Behold, he will neither slumber nor sleep, who guards Israel.

The Lord is your guardian, the Lord is your protection at your right hand.

 

The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.

The Lord shall keep you from evil: he shall guard your life.

The Lord shall guard your going and your coming, from now on, and 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

 
 

Reading — Genesis 13: 9 — 16

 
 
 

“Does not the whole land lie before you? Withdraw from me. If you go to the left I will go to the right; or if you take the right, then I will go to the left.” Then Lot looked about and saw that the whole region of the Jordon toward Zoar was well-watered — this was before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah — like the Lord’s garden or like Egypt. So Lot chose for himself the whole region of the Jordon and journeyed eastward.

Thus they separated from each other. Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan, while Lot dwelt in the cities of the Jordon region, pitching his tent near Sodom. Now the men of Sodom were wicked, and sinned exceedingly against the Lord. The Lord said to Abram, after Lot had parted from him, “Raise your eyes, and from where you are now look to the north and the south and the east and the west. All the land which you see I will give to you and your posterity forever. I will make your posterity as the dust of the earth.”

 
 

Alternative Readings

 
Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles
 
 

A 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.

 
 

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
   
       
 

And they who went in front angrily tried to silence him. But he cried out all the louder, “Have mercy on me, Son of David!”

   
       

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

And they who went in front angrily tried to silence him. But he cried out all the louder, “Have mercy on me, Son of David!”

 
 

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

 
 
 

We implore You, O Lord, graciously hear our prayers; and having freed us from the bonds of our sins, guard u8s from all adversity. 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