Electronic Prayer Book

Monday Evening

 

Sexagesima

 
 

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.

 
 
 
 
  • Awake! Why are You asleep, O Lord? Arise! Cast us off not forever! Why do You hide Your face, forgetting our oppression? Our bodies are pressed to the earth. Arise, O Lord, help us, and deliver us. O God, our ears have heard, our fathers have declared to us.
 
  • You have rocked the country, O Lord, and split it open. Repair the cracks in it for it is tottering. That they may flee out of bowshot; that Your loved ones may escape.

 

 

  • I will go into the altar of God, the God of my gladness and joy.
 
  • Make my steps steadfast in Your paths, that my feet may not falter. Incline Your ear to me; hear my word. Show Your wondrous kindness, O Lord, Saviour of those who trust in You.

 

  • Let the nations know that God is Your name; You alone are the Most High over all the earth. O my God, make them like leaves in a whirlwind, like chaff before the wind.
 
 

From Psalm 115 [116]

A Prayer of Thanksgiving.
 

I trusted even when I said: “I am greatly afflicted;”

I said in my fear: “Every man is deceitful!”

How shall I repay the Lord for all his benefits to me?

I will take the chalice of salvation and will call on the name of the Lord.

I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people.

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

 

O Lord, I am your servant, I am your servant, the son of your handmaid: you have loosed my bonds.

I will offer you the sacrifice of praise, and will call on the name of the Lord.

I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people.

In the courts of the house of the Lord, in the midst of you, O Jerusalem.

 

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 7: 11 — 14 and 17

 
 
 

In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the second month, on that very day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights. On the very same day Noah and his sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, Noah’s wife and the three wives of Noah’s sons entered the ark together: they and every kind of wild animal, every kind of cattle, every kind of reptile crawling on the earth and every kind of bird, every kind of winged creature. The flood continued forty days upon the earth. The waters increased and bore up the ark and it rose above 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
   
       
 

If you are seeking the heights of real honour, hasten as fast as you can to your heavenly fatherland.

   
       

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

If you are seeking the heights of real honour, hasten as fast as you can to your heavenly fatherland.

 
 

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

 
 
 

O God, You see that we do not trust in anything which we ourselves can do; mercifully grant, that by the protection of the teacher of the Gentiles, we may be defended against all adversities. 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