Wars and rumors of Wars are a prediction of the end times in the Bible. Here is how we should pray in these times, which seem to be upon us in the present day.
Introit Px. 24, 6, 3, 22
Remember, O Lord, Thy bowels of compassion, and Thy mercies that are from the beginning of the world, lest at any time our enemies rule over us: deliver us, O God of Israel, from all our tribulations. (Alleluia, alleluia.) To Thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul: in Thee, O my God, I put my trust; let me not be shamed. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
O God, Who dost stamp out wars and vanquish the assailants of them that hope in Thee, help us when we cry to Thee, that the ferocity of our enemies may be brought low, and we may praise Thee with unceasing thanksgiving. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen
Lesson from Jeremias the Prophet Jer. 42, 1, 2, 7-12
In those days all the captains of the warriors came near: and they said to Jeremias the prophet: pray thou for us to the Lord thy God. And the word of the Lord came to Jeremias. And he called all the captains of the fighting men that were with him, and all the people from the least to the greatest. And he said to them: Thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel, to whom you sent me, to present your supplications before Him: If you will be quiet and remain in this land. I will build you up, and not pull you down: I will plant you, and not pluck you up: for now I am appeased for the evil that I have done to you. Fear not because of the king of Babylon, of whom you are greatly afraid: fear him not, saith the Lord: for I am with you, to save you, and to deliver you from his hand. And I will show mercies to you, and will take pity on you, and will cause you to dwell in your own land, saith the Lord almighty.
Gradual Ps. 76, 15, 16
Thou art the God that alone dost wonders: Thou hast made Thy power known among the nations. v. With Thy arm Thou hast redeemed Thy people, the children of Israel and Joseph.
Alleluia, alleluia Deliver me from my enemies, O my God, and defend me from them that rise up against me. Alleluia
Tract Ps. 102, 10
O Lord, repay us not according to the sins we have committed, nor according to our iniquities. v. O Lord, remember not our former iniquities: let Thy merices speedily prevent us, for we are become exceeding poor. v. Help us, O God our Saviour: and for the glory of Thy name, O Lord, deliver us: and forgive us our sins for Thy name's sake.
Alleluia, alleluia. v. Deliver me from my enemies, O my God: and defend me from them that rise up against me. Alleluia. But I will sing Thy strength: and will extol Thy marcy in the morning. Alleluia.
Gospel Matt. 24, 3-8
At that time: The disciples came to Jesus privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of Thy coming, and of the consummation of the world? And Jesus answering, said to them: Take heed that no man seduce you: For many will come in My name saying, I am Christ: and they will seduce many. And you shall hear of wars, and rumors of wars. See that ye be not troubled. For these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be pestilences, and famines, and earthquakes in places: Now all these are the beginning of sorrows.
Offertory. Ps. 17, 28, 32
Thou wilt save the humble people, O Lord, and wilt bring down the eyes of the proud; for Who is God but Thee, O Lord?
Be appeased, O Lord, by the sacrifice which we offer, that it may deliver us from all the evil of war and set us in the security of Thy protection. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen
Communion. Ps. 30, 3
Bow down Thy ear, make haste to deliver us.
O God, Who hast dominion over all kingdoms and all kings, Who dost heal us by smiting and preserve us by pardoning, stretch forth Thy mercy toward us, that we may employ for the uses of correction the tranquility and peace secured by Thy power. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen
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Sunday, September 18, 2011
The MLK memorial is already mired in controversy because $10 million in taxpayer funds (out of the $120 million cost) and four acres of federal land were donated for a 30-foot tall socialist-type statue of King made in communist China by a Chinese artist with Chinese granite. It would appear that another scandal over King himself has to be avoided so the event can go forward without further embarrassment......
by Cliff Kincaid
by Cliff Kincaid