Electronic Prayer Book

Tuesday Morning

 

Quinquagesima

 
 

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.

 

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.

 
 
 
 
  • Abram moved his tent and came to dwell by the valley of Mamre, And he built an altar there to the Lord. The Lord said to him, “Raise your eyes, and look: all the land which you see I will give to you and your posterity forever.
 
  • The Lord put Abraham to a test. He said to him, “Take your son Issac whom you love and there offer him as a holocaust on the hill which I shall point out to you”.
 
  • Abram belied the Lord, who credited the act to him as justice; And therefore he became a friend of God. He was just in the sight of God, and walked in His ways.
 
 

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 — Genesis 14: 8 — 13

 
 
 

Then the king of Sodom and the king of Gomorrah, the king of Admah, the king of Zeboiim and the king of Zoar — that is Segor — went out, and they drew up in battle against them in the valley of Siddim; against Chedorlaomer king of Elam, Tidal, king of Goiim, Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar — four kings against five. Now the Valley of Siddim was full of bitumen pits; and as the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, they fell into these, while the rest fled to the mountains. The victors seized all the possessions and food supplies of Sodom and Gomorrah and then went their way, taking with them Abram’s nephew Lot, who had been living in Sodom.

Then came a fugitive and reported to Abram the Hebrew, who was living near the terebinths of Mamre the Amorite, a kinsman of Eshcol and Aner; these were allies of Abram.

 
 

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
   
       
 

Again the Angel of the Lord called from heaven to Abraham and said, “I will indeed bless you, and I will surely multiply you as the stars of the heavens. Your descendants shall possess the gates of your enemies. In your descendants all the tribes of the earth shall be blessed.

   
       

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

Again the Angel of the Lord called from heaven to Abraham and said, “I will indeed bless you, and I will surely multiply you as the stars of the heavens. Your descendants shall possess the gates of your enemies. In your descendants all the tribes of the earth shall be blessed.

 
 

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 us 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