Dec. 19--O ROOT OF JESSE, who stands for an ensign of the people, before whom kings shall keep silence, and unto whom the Gentiles shall make supplication-- COME! to deliver us, and tarry not.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
O Antiphons - O Root of Jesse
Spiritual Child Prayer
bearer of the Wounds of Christ,
accept us this day as
your spiritual sons and daughters
and keep us
always on the narrow path
by your intercession.
And do thou,
O our Spiritual Father,
stay there at the Gates of Heaven
until all of your spiritual children
have entered through,
even and including us.
Through Christ our Lord,
Capuchin Franciscan Friars
Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.
Let Your ears be attentive to my voice in supplication.
If You, O Lord, mark iniquities, Lord, who can stand?
But with You is forgiveness, that You may be revered.
I trust in the Lord; my soul trusts in His word.
My soul waits for the Lord more than sentinels wait for the dawn.
More than sentinels wait for the dawn, let Israel wait for the Lord,
For with the Lord is kindness and with Him is plenteous redemption;
And He will redeem Israel from all their iniquities.
your divine Son taught us
to pray to the Lord of the harvest
to send laborers into His vineyard.
We earnestly beg you
to bless our Diocese and our world
with many priests and religious
who will love you fervently and gladly
and courageously spend their lives
in service to your Son's Church,
especially the poor and the needy.
Bless our families and our children,
and choose from our homes those who you desire for this holy work.
Teach them to respond generously
and keep them ever faithful
in following your Son Jesus Christ,
that under the guidance of the Holy
and with the inspiration of
Saint Damien and Blessed Marianne
the Good News of redemption
may be brought to all.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Diocese of Honolulu - Office of Vocations
Please Remember to Pray for:
- Children Abandoned or in Foster Care
- Children in danger of abortion
- Chronically ill people
- Conversion of our family members
- Conversion of the Church's Persecutors
- Dying people and those in their last agony
- Elderly people
- Emotionally troubled people
- His Holiness Pope Francis
- Holy Souls in Purgatory
- Hospital Bound
- Lonely people
- More vocations to the priesthood
- Our Priests and Religious
- Our U.S. Military and their families
- Peace in the World
- People Grieving
- Persecuted Church
- Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
- Protection of Traditional Marriage
- Protection of children
- Reparation for our sins
- Seriously ill
- Unemployed people
Act in me O Holy Spirit that my work, too, may be holy;
Strengthen me O Holy Spirit to defend all that is holy;
Guard me then O Holy Spirit that I always may be holy.
Corporal Acts of Mercy
Spiritual Acts of Mercy
- To instruct the ignorant;
- To counsel the doubtful;
- To admonish sinners;
- To bear wrongs patiently;
- To forgive offences willingly;
- To comfort the afflicted;
- To pray for the living and the dead.
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