Readings for Tuesday 1st Week of Lent

First Reading
Is 55:10-11

My word will do whatever I will.

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah

Thus says the LORD:
Just as from the heavens
   the rain and snow come down
And do not return there
   till they have watered the earth,
   making it fertile and fruitful,
Giving seed to the one who sows
   and bread to the one who eats,
So shall my word be
   that goes forth from my mouth;
It shall not return to me void,
   but shall do my will,
   achieving the end for which I sent it.

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 34:4-5, 6-7, 16-17, 18-19

R. :

R. (18b) From all their distress God rescues the just.

Glorify the LORD with me,
   let us together extol his name.
I sought the LORD, and he answered me
   and delivered me from all my fears.

R. From all their distress God rescues the just.

Look to him that you may be radiant with joy,
   and your faces may not blush with shame.
When the poor one called out, the LORD heard,
   and from all his distress he saved him.

R. From all their distress God rescues the just.

The LORD has eyes for the just,
   and ears for their cry.
The LORD confronts the evildoers,
   to destroy remembrance of them from the earth.

R. From all their distress God rescues the just.

When the just cry out, the LORD hears them,
   and from all their distress he rescues them.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted;
   and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.

R. From all their distress God rescues the just.

Gospel Acclamation
Mt 4:4b

One does not live on bread alone,
but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.

Mt 6:7-15

This is how you are to pray.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew

Jesus said to his disciples:
“In praying, do not babble like the pagans,
   who think that they will be heard because of their many words.
Do not be like them.
Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

“This is how you are to pray:

   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.

“If you forgive men their transgressions,
   your heavenly Father will forgive you.
But if you do not forgive men,
   neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.”

At the end of the Gospel, the Deacon, or the Priest, acclaims:

The Gospel of the Lord.

All reply:

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Then he kisses the book, saying quietly:

Through the words of the Gospel
may our sins be wiped away.

Homilies / Gospel Reflections


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