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Tuesday Morning

 

Septuagesima

 
 

Part 1. From the Roman Breviary and Roman Missal

 

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.

 
 
 
 
  • Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You.
    I said: O Lord, have mercy on me.
    Be my helper, forsake me not. Despise me not, O God, my Saviour.
 
  • I will bless the Lord at all times.
    His praise shall be ever in my mouth.
    The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not
    want.
    In verdant pastures He gives me
    repose.
 
  • I have called out with all my heart; Answer me, O Lord. I will observe Your statutes. Lord cleanse me from my unknown faults. And from those of others spare your servant.
 
 

From Psalm 36 [37]

Encouragement to Trust God’s Justice
 

Be not incensed because of evildoers, nor envious of those who work iniquity;

For like grass they will soon wither and like green herbs they will fade..

Hope in the Lord and do good, that you may dwell in the land and enjoy security.

Seek your delight in the Lord and he will grant you your heart’s desire.

Entrust your life to the Lord, hope in him and he will act.

And he will make your goodness shine like the light; and the justice of your cause shine as the noonday.

 

Rest in the Lord, and hope in him. Be not incensed because of him who prospers in his undertakings, because of one who plots evil things.

Refrain from anger and put aside wrath; be not incensed, lest you do evil.

For evildoers shall be destroyed, but they who hope in the Lord shall possess the land…

 

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 2: 19 — 20

 
 
 

The Lord God took the man and placed him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, “From every tree of the garden you may eat; but from the tree of knowledge of good and evil you must not eat; for the day you eat of it you must die.” It is not good that man is alone; I will make him a helper, like himself.”

When the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and the birds of the air, he brought them to Adam to see what he would call them; for that which Adam called each of them would be its name. Adam named all the cattle, all the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field; but he found no helper like himself.

 
 

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
   

Monday

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, because He has visited and delivered us

Tuesday

The Lord has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of David His servant.

Wednesday

From the hands of all our enemies the Lord has delivered us

Thursday

In holiness let us serve the Lord, and He will deliver us from our enemies.

Friday

Because of the compassionate kindness of our God, the Orient from on high has visited us.

 
       

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

The Lord has raised up a horn of salvation
for us in the house of David His servant.

 
 

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 the prayers of Your people, we implore You, O Lord, who are justly punished for our sins, may be mercifully delivered for the glory of Your name.  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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