WEEK I - MONDAY
Psalter, Monday, Week I
God, come to my assistance.
- Lord, make haste to help me.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
- as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever.
Lord Who Throughout These Forty Days
This Is Our Accepted Time
When I Survey The Wondrous Cross
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Antiphon 1: The Lord looks tenderly on those who are poor
In the Lord I have taken my refuge.
How can you say to my soul:
"Fly like a bird to its mountain.
See the wicked one bracing his bow;
he is fixing his arrows on the string
to ambush the upright by stealth.
Foundations once destroyed,
what can the just do?"
The Lord is in his holy temple,
the Lord, whose throne is in heaven.
His eyes look down on the world;
his gaze tests the people of the earth.
The Lord tests the just and the wicked;
the lover of violence he hates.
He sends fire and brimstone on the wicked;
he sends a scorching wind as their lot.
The Lord is just and loves justice;
the upright will see his face. Glory...
The Lord looks tenderly on those who are poor.
Antiphon 2 Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.
Lord, who shall be admitted to your tent
and dwell on your holy mountain?
The man who walks without fault,
who acts with justice
and speaks the truth from his heart,
he who does not slander with his tongue,
who does no wrong to his kindred,
who casts no slur on his neighbors,
who holds the godless in disdain,
but honors those who fear the Lord;
those who keep their word, come what may,
who take no interest on a loan
and accept no bribes against the innocent.
Such people will stand firm for ever. Glory...
Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.
Antiphon 3 God chose us in his Son to be his adopted children.
Praised be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has bestowed on us in Christ
every spiritual blessing in the heavens.
God chose us in him
before the world began
to be holy
and blameless in his sight,
to be full of love.
He predestined us
to be his adopted sons through Jesus Christ,
such was his will and pleasure,
that all might praise the glorious favor
he has bestowed on us in his beloved.
In him and through his blood,we have been redeemed,
and our sins forgiven,
so immeasurably generous
is God’s favor to us.
God has given us the wisdom
to understand fully the mystery,
the plan he was pleased
to decree in Christ.
A plan to be carried out
in Christ, in the fullness of time,
to bring all things into one in him,
in the heavens and on earth. Glory...
God chose us in his Son to be his adopted children.
Our Lord Jesus Christ has saved us from our sins. As his people, let us call out to him:
Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on us.
Lord Christ, we pray for your holy Church; you gave yourself up to make it holy, cleansing it with water and the life-giving word,
- renew it constantly and purify it by penance.
Good Master, show young people the way you have chosen for each of them,
- may they walk in it, and find fulfillment.
In your compassion you healed all forms of sickness; bring hope to the sick and raise them up,
- teach us to love and care for them.
Make us mindful of the dignity you gave us in baptism,
- may we live for you at every moment.
May the dead rise to glory in your peace,
- grant us with them a share in your kingdom.
Convert us, O God our Savior,
and instruct our minds by heavenly teaching,
that we may benefit from the works of Lent.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.
May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.