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Tuesday Morning Week 5 Epiphany

 

Following Fifth Sunday After Epiphany

 
 

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

 

At this time the morning reflections are beautiful proclamations from the Bible (as used in the Breviary), and the evening ones are the Biblical passages used in the previous Sunday Liturgy. Spending a moment to reflect on one or more of these prepares us to praise God using the psalms of the day, which follow.

 
 
 
  • Come, let us sing joyfully to the Lord; let us acclaim the rock of our salvation, Let us greet Him with thanksgiving; let us joyfully sing psalms to Him.
 
  • Put falsehood and lying far from me, O Lord; give me neither riches nor poverty, but only provide me with the food I need. Two things I ask of You, deny them not to me before I die. Give me neither riches nor poverty, but only provide me with the food I need.

 
  • My son, give Me your heart and let  your eyes keep to my ways, that grace may be heaped upon you. My son, to My wisdom to attentive, to My sayings incline your ear.

 
  • The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; prudent are all who live by it. His praise endures forever. The love of Wisdom means the keeping of her laws; for all wisdom is fear of the Lord.

 
 

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 — 2nd Corinthians 10: 8 — 12

 

For even if I boast somewhat more about our authority (which the Lord has given for your upbuilding, and not for your destruction), I shall not be put to shame. But that I may not seem to terrify you, as it were, by letters (“for letters,” they say, “are weighty and telling, but his bodily appearance is weak and his speech of no account”), let such people understand that what we are in mind by letters when absent, such are we also in deed when bodily present. Of course we have not the boldness to class ourselves or to compare ourselves with certain ones who commend themselves. We, on the contrary, measure ourselves by ourselves and compare ourselves with ourselves.

 
 

Alternative Readings

 
Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles
 
 

Hymn
for
Tuesday Morning

Now that we have risen while it is still early, let us all keep watch, fixing our attention always on the psalms and in pleasing unison singing our hymns to the Lord.

So may it be that we who, as a group and in unison with His Saints, sing to a loving King, may be counted worthy to enter heaven’s court, there to live forever.

May the blessed God, whose glory resounds through all creation, Father, Son and likewise the Holy Spirit grant us this.   Amen

 
 

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
   
       
 

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

   
       

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

 
 
 

Almighty and everlasting God, give unto us an increase of faith, hope and charity, and that we may be worthy to gain what You promise, make us love what You command. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in 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