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Prayer in Time of Affliction from Rev. Fr. L. Stephen Galambos, o.f.m.

Fr Stephen

 

INTRODUCTION

O God, come to our aid.

O Lord, make haste to help us.

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. Alleluia.

Hymn

The Father’s glory, Christ our Light,

With love and mercy comes to span

The vast abyss of sin between

The God of holiness and man.

Christ yesterday and Christ today

For all eternity the same,

The image of our hidden God;

Eternal Wisdom is His name.

He keeps His word from age to age,

Is with us to the end of days,

A cloud by day, a flame by night,

To go before us on His ways.

We bless Thee, Father, fount of light,

And Christ, Thy well-beloved Son,

Who with the Spirit dwell in us:

Immortal Trinity in One.

Awake, lyre and harp: I will awaken the dawn.

Psalm 57

Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy.

My soul flies to Thee for refuge.

I will hide in the shelter of Thy wings

until the time of ambush is past.

I will cry to God the Most High,

to the God who cares for me.

He will send help from Heaven to set me free.

He will disgrace those who trample me underfoot.

He will send forth His mercy and faithfulness.

My soul lies among lion-cubs

that would devour the children of men.

Their teeth are spears and arrows,

their tongues are pointed swords.

May Thou be exalted above the heavens, O God;

let Thy glory cover the whole earth.

They prepared a trap for my feet;

my soul was bent double under its burden;

they dug a pit in front of me

but they fell into it themselves.

My heart is ready, O God.

My heart is ready.

I will offer Thee music and song.

Awake, my glory,

awake, lyre and harp.

I will awaken the dawn.

I will proclaim Thee among the peoples, Lord,

and make music for Thee among the nations,

for Thy mercy reaches as high as the heavens,

Thy faithfulness to the clouds.

May Thou be exalted above the heavens, O God;

let Thy glory cover the earth.

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.

Awake, lyre and harp:

I will awaken the dawn.

Canticle from Jeremiah 31

The joy of those whom God sets free:

Thus says the Lord: my people shall be filled with My good things.

All you nations, listen to the word of the Lord,

proclaim it in the farthest islands:

He who scattered his people Israel

has brought them back together.

He will care for them as a shepherd tends his flock.”

For the Lord has redeemed Jacob

and freed him from the hand of his conqueror.

They will come and sing praises on Mount Zion,

they will flood in to receive the good things of the Lord,

grain, and wine, and oil,

and the young of both herd and flock.

Their spirit will be like a richly watered garden,

and they will hunger no more.

The young girl will dance for joy,

young men and old men too.

I will turn their weeping into gladness,” says the Lord,

I will comfort them and give them joy after sorrow.

I will overwhelm my priests with rich food,

and my good things will fill my people to overflowing.”

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.

Thus says the Lord: my people shall be filled with my good things.

Psalm 48

Thanksgiving for the safety of the people

The Lord is great and worthy to be praised in the city of our God.

The Lord is great and greatly to be praised

in the city of our God.

His holy mountain is a beautiful sight,

the joy of all the earth.

Mount Zion is at its northernmost edge,

the city of the great king.

Here among its palaces,

God has shown himself as its refuge.

For the kings assembled,

made alliance against it –

but when they saw it, they were amazed.

Panic took them and they scattered.

Trembling took hold of them,

pain like that of childbirth.

With the east wind

Thou will destroy the ships of Tarshish.

What we had heard, we saw in the city of the Lord of hosts,

in the city of our God,

which God has founded for ever.

We ponder Thy mercy, O God,

as we stand in Thy temple.

Thy name, O Lord, and Thy praise

will reach to the ends of the earth.

Thy right hand delivers justice.

Let Mount Zion be glad

and the daughters of Judah rejoice,

because of Thy judgements.

Go round Zion, see it all,

count every tower.

Feel its strength,

visit its palaces,

so that you can tell the next generation –

Here is God, our God,

here He remains for ever;

and for ever He will lead us and guide us.

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.

The Lord is great and worthy to be praised in the city of our God.

A short Reading from Isaiah 66:1-2

Thus says the Lord:

With heaven my throne

and earth my footstool,

what house could you build Me,

what place could you make for My rest?

All of this was made by my hand

and all this is mine – it is the Lord who speaks.

But my eyes are drawn to the man

of humbled and contrite spirit,

who trembles at my word.

I called with all my heart: Lord, hear me.

I called with all my heart: Lord, hear me.

I will keep your commandments.

I called with all my heart: Lord, hear me.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost.

I called with all my heart: Lord, hear me.

The Benedictus Canticle

The Messiah and his forerunner

Let us serve the Lord in holiness, and He will deliver us from the hands of our enemies.

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,

for He has come to His people and brought about their redemption.

He has raised up the sign of salvation

in the house of His servant David,

as He promised through the mouth of the holy ones,

His prophets through the ages:

to rescue us from our enemies

and all who hate us,

to take pity on our fathers,

to remember His holy covenant

and the oath he swore to Abraham our father,

that He would give Himself to us,

that we could serve Him without fear

freed from the hands of our enemies –

in uprightness and holiness before Him,

for all of our days.

And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High:

for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His path,

to let His people know their salvation,

so that their sins may be forgiven.

Through the bottomless mercy of our God,

one born on high will visit us

to give light to those who walk in darkness,

who live in the shadow of death;

to lead our feet in the path of peace.

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.

May He will deliver us from the hands of our enemies.

Prayers and intercessions

Let us begin this new day with Christ, thanking Him for all He has brought to us, and asking Him to bless us.

Lord, accept and bless our work today.

Thou offered Thyself to the Father on our behalf:

join our offering with Thine.

Lord, accept and bless our work today.

Thou are gentle and humble of heart:

teach us to receive others as Thou didst.

Lord, accept and bless our work today.

As each day begins, may Thy light rise in our hearts;

may it shine forth in charity to the world.

Lord, accept and bless our work today.

Show Thy mercy to those who are sick:

may each new day increase their trust in Thee.

Lord, accept and bless our work today.

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

and forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us,

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

Almighty, ever-living God,

we make our prayer to Thee at morning, noon and evening:

dispel from our hearts the darkness of sin,

and bring us to the true light, Christ Thy Son,

who lives and reigns with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost,

God for ever and ever. Amen.

May the Lord bless us, and keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life.

AMEN

Posted on July 29, 2016 at 8:18 pm

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