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Tuesday, first week of Lent

February 19, 2013

JMJ

Blessed Tuesday!

Tomorrow we begin the spring Ember Days!
You can read more about them here.

Entrance Antiphon:
O Lord, You have been our refuge, from generation to generation;
from age to age, You are.

Collect:
Look upon Your family, Lord,
that, through the chastening effects of bodily discipline,
our minds may be radiant in Your Presence
with the strength of our yearning for You.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Readings:
Isaiah 55:10-11 (God’s word will not return void)
Psalm 34:4-19 “From all their afflictions God will deliver the just”
+Matthew 6:7-15 (Jesus gives us the “Our Father”)

Don’t waste your breath.

You won’t get anywhere
with empty words
that go forth void
and don’t return.

God’s Word is full.
It brings to pass
what He has said
even when spoken
from your mouth.

This is His gift to you!

Now speak it forth
and reap the fruit:

Our Father who art in Heaven,
hallowed by 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
-Matthew 6:9-13

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