Sunday, July 13, 2008

Prayer Intentions, Please

I have been asked to pray for the son of a friend of mine, that he be converted. Of course, I shall endeavour to pray for my family, friends, superiors, inferiors, and so forth; but please, if you out there in cyberspace have any intentions you would like me to pray for, please submit them via the combox.

For this purpose, to my Breviary each day of pilgrimage I will add at least Ps 122 with the following preces:

Psalmus 122

Ad te levavi oculos meos, * qui habitas in cælis.
Ecce sicut oculi servorum, * in manibus dominorum suorum,
Sicut oculi ancillæ in manibus dominæ suæ: * ita oculi nostri ad Dominum Deum nostrum, donec misereatur nostri.
Miserere nostri, Domine, miserere nostri: * quia multum repleti sumus despectione:
Quia multum repleta est anima nostra: * opprobrium abundantibus, et despectio superbis.
Gloria Patri...
Sicut erat...

Kyrie, eleison. Christe, eleison. Kyrie, eleison.
Pater noster .....
(secreto, usque ad)
V/.Et ne nos inducas in tentationem.
R/. Sed libera nos a malo.
V/. Salvos fac servos tuos.
R/. Deus meus, sperantes in te.
V/. Domine, exaudi orationem meam.
R/. Et clamor meus ad te veniat.


Prætende, Domine, famulis et famulabus tuis dexteram cælestis auxilii: ut te toto corde perquirant, et quæ digne postulant, consequi mereantur. Per Christum Dominum nostrum.
R/. Amen.


Psalm 122

To thee have I lifted up my eyes, * who dwellest in heaven.
Behold as the eyes of the servants * are on the hands of their masters,
As the eyes of the handmaid are on the hands of her mistress: *so are our eyes unto the Lord our God, until he have mercy on us.
Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us: * for we are greatly filled with contempt.
For our soul is greatly filled: * we are a reproach to the rich, and contempt to the proud.
Glory be...
As it was...

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Our Father .... (silently, as far as)
And lead us not into temptation.
R/. But deliver us from evil.
V/. Save Thy servants.
R/. Who hope in Thee, O my God.
V/. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R/. And let my cry come unto Thee.

Let us pray.

Reach forth, O Lord, to Thy servants and handmaids, the right hand of Thy heavenly help, that they may seek Thee with their whole heart, and what they worthily entreat, they may merit to obtain. Through Christ our Lord. R/. Amen.


Oh, and I'm also praying for Mark, that he become a priest if such be God's Will.


Anonymous said...

I have a special intention that I will commend to your prayers.

I look forward to seeing you on the pilgrimage.

No more days to go, the Holy Father is in our midst, the local travel begins - and I really don't know what to expect!

God bless you, St Raphael be with you.

Joshua said...

Thanks, Perpetua - see you in Sydney. I will intercede for you!

St Perpetua, pray for us.