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23/02/2021 Day 54

Isa 55:10-11; Matthew 6

Tuesday in the first Week of Lent
Readings and Antiphons on p 208 of the Daily Missal

Entrance Antiphon
O Lord, you have been our refuge, from generation to generation, from age to age, you are.


First Reading: Isaiah 55:10-11

A reading from the Book of Isaiah

Thus says the Lord:
“As the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
and  do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
so shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I intend,
and prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

The Word of the Lord.


Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 34:4-5.6-7.16-17.18-19 (R. see 18b)

Let us pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. The Lord rescues them in all their distress.

Glorify the Lord with me;
together let us praise his name.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me;
from all my terrors he set me free.

Look towards him and be radiant;
let your faces not be abashed.
This lowly one called; the Lord heard,
and rescued him from all his distress.

The Lord turns his eyes to the just,
and his ears are open to their cry.
The Lord turns his face against the wicked
to destroy their remembrance from the earth.

When the just cry out, the Lord hears,
and rescues them in all their distress.
The Lord is close to the broken-hearted;
those whose spirit is crushed he will save.

R/. The Lord rescues them in all their distress.


Please stand for the Gospel

Glory and praise to you, O Christ.
Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God
Glory and praise to you, O Christ.



Gospel: Matthew 6:7-15

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew

At that time:
Jesus said to his disciples,
“In praying do not heap up empty phrases
as the Gentiles do;
for they think that they will be heard for their many words.
Do not be like them,
for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
Pray then like this:

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.

For if you forgive people their trespasses,
your heavenly Father also will forgive you;
but if you do not forgive people their trespasses,
neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

The Gospel of the Lord

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