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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent 2019

~Today is also the Solemnity of St. Joseph. A link has been added about this saint.~

Collect:
Grant, we pray, almighty God, that by Saint Joseph's intercession your Church may constantly watch over the unfolding of the mysteries of human salvation, whose beginnings you entrusted to his faithful care. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings of the Day:
2 Samuel 7:4-5, 12-14, 16
Psalm 89
Romans 4:13, 16-18, 22
Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24

Monday, March 18, 2019

Monday of the Second Week of Lent 2019

~Today is also the Memorial of St. Cyril. A link has been added about this saint.~

Collect:
O God, who through the Bishop Saint Cyril of Jerusalem led your Church in a wonderful way to a deeper sense of the mysteries of salvation, grant us, through his intercession, that we may so acknowledge your Son as to have life ever more abundantly. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings of the Day:
Daniel 9:4b-10
Psalm 79

Luke 6:36-38

Second Sunday of Lent 2019

Collect:
O God, who have commanded us to listen to your beloved Son, be pleased, we pray, to nourish us inwardly by your word, that, with spiritual sight made pure, we may rejoice to behold your glory. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Readings of the Day:
Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18
Psalm 27
Phillipians 3:17-4:1
Luke 9:28-36

Saturday of the First Week of Lent 2019

Collect:
Show gracious favor, O Lord, we pray, to the works of penance we have begun, that we may have strength to accomplish with sincerity the bodily observances we undertake. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings of the Day:
Deuteronomy 26:16-19
Psalm 119
Matthew 5:43-48

Friday, March 15, 2019

Friday of the First Week of Lent 2019

Collect:
Grant that your faithful, O Lord, we pray, may be so conformed to the paschal observances, and the bodily discipline now solemnly begun may bear fruit in the souls of all. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings of the Day:
Ezekiel 18:21-28
Psalm 130
Matthew 5:20-26

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thursday of the First Week of Lent 2019

Collect:
Bestow on us, we pray, O Lord, a spirit of always pondering on what is right and of hastening to carry it out, and, since without you we cannot exist, may we be enabled to live according to your will. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings of the Day:
Esther C:12, 14-16, 23-25
Psalm 138
Matthew 7:7-12

Wednesday of the First Week of Lent 2019

Collect:
Look kindly, Lord, we pray, on the devotion of your people, that those who by self-denial are restrained in body may by the fruit of good works be renewed in mind. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings of the Day:
Jonah 3:1-10
Psalm 51
Luke 11:29-32