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Readings of the Day: Monday of the Second Week of Lent
Monday, 01 March 2021

Reading for the Day
Daniel 9:4-10

  • 4 I prayed to the LORD, my God, and confessed, "Ah, Lord, great and awesome God, you who keep your merciful covenant toward those who love you and observe your commandments!
  • 5 We have sinned, been wicked and done evil; we have rebelled and departed from your commandments and your laws.
  • 6 We have not obeyed your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes, our fathers, and all the people of the land.
  • 7 Justice, O Lord, is on your side; we are shamefaced even to this day: the men of Judah, the residents of Jerusalem, and all Israel, near and far, in all the countries to which you have scattered them because of their treachery toward you.
  • 8 O LORD, we are shamefaced, like our kings, our princes, and our fathers, for having sinned against you.
  • 9 But yours, O Lord, our God, are compassion and forgiveness! Yet we rebelled against you
  • 10 and paid no heed to your command, O LORD, our God, to live by the law you gave us through your servants the prophets.


Responsorial Psalm
Psalms 79(78):8-9, 11, 13

Response: Lord, do not deal with us according to our sins.

  • 8 Do not remember against us the iniquities of our forefathers; let thy compassion come speedily to meet us, for we are brought very low. R
  • 9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name; deliver us, and forgive our sins, for thy name's sake! R
  • 11 Let the groans of the prisoners come before thee; according to thy great power preserve those doomed to die!
  • 13 Then we thy people, the flock of thy pasture, will give thanks to thee for ever; from generation to generation we will recount thy praise. R


Gospel for the Day
Luke 6:36-38

  • 36 Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.
  • 37 "Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;
  • 38 give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For the measure you give will be the measure you get back."
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