Invitatory for Tuesday in the 18th week of Ordinary Time

Lord, open my lips.
And my mouth will proclaim your praise.

Ant. Come, let us worship Jesus, whose heart was wounded for love of us.

Psalm 95

Come, let us sing to the Lord
and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us.
Let us approach him with praise and thanksgiving
and sing joyful songs to the Lord.

Ant. Come, let us worship Jesus, whose heart was wounded for love of us.

The Lord is God, the mighty God,
the great king over all the gods.
He holds in his hands the depths of the earth
and the highest mountains as well
He made the sea; it belongs to him,
the dry land, too, for it was formed by his hands.

Ant. Come, let us worship Jesus, whose heart was wounded for love of us.

Come, then, let us bow down and worship,
bending the knee before the Lord, our maker,
For he is our God and we are his people,
the flock he shepherds.

Ant. Come, let us worship Jesus, whose heart was wounded for love of us.

Today, listen to the voice of the Lord:
Do not grow stubborn, as your fathers did
in the wilderness,
when at Meriba and Massah
they challenged me and provoked me,
Although they had seen all of my works.

Ant. Come, let us worship Jesus, whose heart was wounded for love of us.

Forty years I endured that generation.
I said, “They are a people whose hearts go astray
and they do not know my ways.”
So I swore in my anger,
“They shall not enter into my rest.”

Ant. Come, let us worship Jesus, whose heart was wounded for love of us.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. Come, let us worship Jesus, whose heart was wounded for love of us.

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55 thoughts on “Invitatory

  1. Sacred Heart of Jesus, please look upon the world and help to cure all from the COVID disease, and help to bring peace in the world.

  2. Col 3 advises me to “let the peace of Christ control my heart”. Jesus, if all that it takes is a yes, then I say a resounding yes – I shout it – I scream it. Please control my heart with your peace! But then, in the first Psalm that I read this morning (Psalm 95) it says, “Forty years I endured that generation. I said, “They are a people whose hearts go astray and they do not know my ways.” So, I swore in my anger, “They shall not enter into my rest.”. And so, it appears, that I have to know God’s ways and live by them in order for the Peace of Christ to enter into and control my heart. Again, I say “yes” Jesus!

  3. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, please comfort Jen as she faces surgery for cancer on June 26th!! Let her heart be united with yours!!! Sacred Heart of Jesus, I adore you and praise you!!

  4. Sacred Heart of Jesus please forgive those who stole the tabernacle and consecrated hosts in a small country church in the Carolinas.

  5. Sacred Heart of Jesus. We need you more than ever now. Come into our hearts and give us everything we need to do what you want, when you want, how you want it for as long as you want it. Keep us safe O Lord you are our hope.

  6. Dear St. Anthony, So many of us ask for your help to find lost items. I beg you to help the members of my family who have lost their faith. Show them where they can find our loving God once more.

  7. Thank you, Lucy, for the beautiful reflection of the true meaning of being ONE with Jesus, as we all join each of our own heart to His together. HE IS PURE LOVE. What a difference and change our world if we focuse on LOVE for JESUS IS LOVE. PTL Peace & Love to ALL
    Louise Voyer

  8. Oh Sacred Heart of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Shelter this fallen world within thy Sacred Heart and save us from our sins, forgive us all, and bring all of us to everlasting life, amen!

  9. We are all one body in Christ. May all of our hearts beat with His. And may everyone who sees us see Christ. We Christians need to change the world and lay it at His feet every day. Do everything for only the Sacred Heart of Jesus.God bless you.

  10. Eternal rest to Msgr. Richard von Phul Mouton, who was a very devoted and pius priest in our Diocese of Lafayette, LA for 62 yrs. We will all miss him tremendously!

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