Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Prayers to beg for peace

From the votive Mass to beg for peace.

In times like these where people are fearful of their future and that of their children and grandchildren there is only one way that brings true peace of mind and heart, and that is to pray. But our prayers must be correct and true to the way God wants us to pray. I read and pray these prayers often and I think if the whole country adopted these prayers it would make a huge difference in our future. Please join me on a daily basis in repeatedly saying these prayers which are taken mostly right from the bible.

Introit. Ecclus. 36, 118

Give peace, O Lord, to them that patiently wait for Thee, that Thy prophets may be found faithful: hear the prayers of Thy servant, and of Thy people Israel. Ps. 121, 1. I rejoiced at the things that were said to me: We shall go into the house of the Lord. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now, and every shall be, world without end. Amen.

O God, from Whom are holy desires, right counsels, and just works, give to Thy servants that peace which the world cannot give; that our hearts being devoted to the keeping of Thy commandments, and the fear of enemies removed, our times, by Thy protection, may be peaceful. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Who livest and reignest with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen

Lesson. 2 Mach. 1, 1-5
To the brethren, the Jews that are throughout egypt, the brethren, the Jews that are in Jerusalem, and in the land of Judea, send health, and good peace. May God be gracious to you, and remember His covenant that He made with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, His faithful servants: And give you all a heart to worship Him and to do His will with a great heart, and a willing mind. May He open your heart in His law, and in His commandments, and send you peace. May He hear your prayers, and be reconciled unto you, and never forsake you in the evil time.

Gradual. Ps. 121,6,7
Pray ye for the things that are for the peace of Jerusalem: and abundance for them that love thee. Let peace be in Thy strength: and abundance in thy towers.

Alleluia, alleluia: Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem: praise thy God, O Sion. Alleluia

Gospel. John 20, 19-23
At that time: when it was late, that same day, the first of the week, and the doors were shut, where the disciples were gathered together for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them: Peace be to you. And when he had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. The disciples therefore were glad, when they saw the Lord. He said therefore to them again: Peace be to you. As the Father hath sent Me, I also send you. When He had said this, He breathed on them; and said to them: Receive ye the Holy Ghost. Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained.

Offertory. Ps. 134,3,6
Praise ye the Lord, for He is good, sing ye to His name, for it is sweet: whatsoever He pleased, He hath done in Heaven and upon earth.

O God, Who suffereth not the nations that believe in Thee to be shaken by any fear, deign, we beseech Thee, to receive the prayers and sacrifices of the people consecrated to Thee, that peace, the gift of Thy loving-kindness, may render Christian countries safe from every enemy, Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Who livest and reignest with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost,  God, world without end. Amen

Communion. John 14, 27
My peace I leave you: My peace I give to you, saith the Lord.

O God, the author and lover of peace, Whom to know is to live, and to serve is to reign, protect Thy suppliants from all assaults, that we who trust in Thy defence, may fear no armed hostility. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Who livest and reignest with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen

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