Tuesday 1,3,5

Reading: Acts 13:30-33

God raised Jesus from the dead; and for many days he appeared to those who came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, and they are now his witnesses to the people. And we bring you the Good News that what God has promised to our ancestors he has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising Jesus; as also it is written in the second psalm, “You are my Son, today I have begotten you.”

Canticle of Zechariah

Share the Good News! What God promised to our ancestors has been fulfilled! Alleluia!

Praise the Lord, the God of Israel,
who shepherds the people and
sets them free.

God raises from David’s house
a child with
power to save.
Through the holy prophets
God promised in
ages past
to save us from enemy hands,
from the grip of
all who hate us.

The Lord favored our ancestors
recalling the
sacred covenant,
the pledge to our an
cestor Abraham,
to free us
from our enemies,
so we might worship without fear
and be holy and just
all our days.

And you child, will be called
Prophet of
the Most High,
for you will come to prepare
a pathway
for the Lord
by teaching the peo
ple salvation
through forgiveness
of their sin.

Out of God’s
deepest mercy
a dawn will come
from on high,
light for those sha
dowed by death,
a guide for our feet on the
way to peace.


With profound wonder let us proclaim the gifts of the resurrection.
Jesus, by your rising you offered us new life;
May we live this new life with joy and confidence
Jesus by your rising you became the promise of our future resurrection
May we proclaim this promise to all people everywhere.
Jesus by your rising you opened for us the meaning of the scriptures:
May we come to know your will through our study of the sacred texts.
Jesus, by your rising you brought us the gift of peace:
May we share that gift with those who are troubled or estranged from one another.
Jesus, by your rising you taught us a new song:
-May our ‘alleluias’ ring out in every age and place.


Risen Savior, may the miracle of your resurrection be a sign of your faithful love for us and a pledge of our future life with you. We make our prayer with hearts full of gratitude and praise for the Good News you daily share with us. Amen.


Bless our God who saves. Alleluia!
Bless our Savior who is risen from the dead, Alleluia!
Bless the Spirit who gives us the power to cry out: Alleluia! Alleluia! Blessed be our God!

Evening Prayer

Reading: 1 Peter 2:4-5
Come to him, a living stone, though rejected by mortals yet chosen and precious in God’s sight, and like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

Canticle of Mary

This eternal life, that we may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
I acclaim the greatness of the Lord,
I delight in God my savior,
who regarded my humble state.
Truly from this day on
all ages will call me blest.

For God, wonderful in power,
has used that strength for me.
Holy the name of the Lord!
Whose mercy embraces the faithful,
one generation to the next.

The might arm of God
scatters the proud in their conceit,
pulls tyrants from their thrones,
and raises up the humble.
The Lord fills the starving
and lets the rich go hungry.

God rescues lowly Israel,
recalling the promise of mercy,
the promise made to our ancestors,
to Abraham's heirs for ever.


Lord Jesus Christ, you bid us come to you as your holy people. In confidence, then, we pray for those whom you have called into membership in your church:
Guide and strengthen them on their way.
For the pope, and all bishops, priests, deacons and seminarians, we pray:
For women and men religious and those discerning religious vocation, we pray:
For lay ministers and all women and men who seek to know and serve you, we pray:
For those newly baptized or received into the church at Easter, we pray:
For those who seek you in darkness, not yet certain of your call, we pray:


O God, may the spiritual sacrifices of your people be acceptable to you. By their prayers and good works may they build up your church on earth and prepares for the coming reign of your mercy. We make this prayer in union with Jesus, who is chosen and precious in your sight. Amen.