In our time, grant us your peace

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Rainbow Over Gaza

This AP photo shows a rainbow over Gaza today, 18 January 2009. In the context of what is happening in the Mideast, today's Collect (2nd Sunday Per Annum) could not be more suitable. I have learned by experience that the liturgy of the Church provides us with the very prayer we need at the moment we most need it. The liturgy is, in fact, the great means by which the Holy Ghost "helpeth our infirmity, for we know not how to pray as we ought" (Rom 8:26). This, of course, is why it is so important to have accurate translations of the received liturgical texts.

Peace: the Tranquility of Order

The Latin text uses the verb moderor. It is perhaps best translated here by the English verb to order, meaning to set aright. Peace is, according to Saint Augustine, "the tranquility of order."

Collect

Omnipotens sempiterne Deus,
qui caelestia simul et terrena moderaris,
supplicationes populi tui clementer exaudi,
et pacem tuam nostris concede temporibus.

Almighty and everlasting God,
Who order all things both in heaven and on earth,
mercifully hear the supplications of your people,
and in our time, grant us your peace.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, forever and ever.

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"I have learned by experience that the liturgy of the Church provides us with the very prayer we need at the moment we most need it. The liturgy is, in fact, the great means by which the Holy Ghost "helpeth our infirmity, for we know not how to pray as we ought" (Rom 8:26)."

I'm reading the Bible through a little each day. This is the exact scripture I read today. I'm recently saying the Liturgy of the Hours.


padre Mark:
cuando mire esta fotografia pense en lo grande que es el amor de un padre creador de todas las cosas.que aun en nuestra propia maldad se conmueve asta tal grado de hacerse notar en la forma mas sutil como para decirnos "aqui estoy!".
no teman ,no duermo, no descanso...

y nos regala una sonriza aun en el dolor...
son muchos, cuerpos tirados por las calles.
hombre,mujeres,ninos y el dolor del padre celestial es incrible...

pido perdon a Dios por causarle tanto dolor.. porque vivimos con tanto odio en el alma que no le damos oportunidad al amor ..

El amor del principio que no nos abandona ..
y que silenciosamente tambien llora nuestro pecado y nuestra maldad..
El escucha el llanto de sus hijos y nosotros seguimos ignorando sus signos ,su llamado ,su voz...

Imploro a Dios padre celestial tenga misericordia..
Pido fevientemente perdon por cada alma que ha muerto
por cada madre ,padre, hijo,hermano,hombre o mujer que llora sin consuelo....

Pido perdon por aquellos que cantan victoria.
por aquellos que piensan tener el poder y no tienen compacion y matan sin piedad..

Mi Dios contempla a su pueblo, escucha su llanto..
Es dificil, inespricable entender cuanto amor nos tiene a quel que solo recive ingratitud de nuestra parte..

acudo a REYNA, LA MADRE QUE TAMBIEN LLORA Y SUFRE EL MISMO DOLOR.
para que como buena madre tierna y carinosa
consuelo y alegria de nuestro pelegrinar en este valle de lagrimas que los habrase fuertemente y consuele a todos y cada unos de mis hermanos que llorar desconsoladamente esta guerra sin sentido y sin razon..
mientras llega la ayuda celestial..asi sea..

mary

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I Peter 3:12 - "For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their prayer..."
Hear our prayers, O God,
Hear our prayers, O God;
Incline your ear to us,
and grant us your peace.

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Dom Mark Daniel Kirby is Conventual Prior of Silverstream Priory in Stamullen, County Meath, Ireland. The ecclesial mandate of his Benedictine community is the adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar in a spirit of reparation, and in intercession for the sanctification of priests.

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