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Intolerance leads to clash in UK Sikh temple as’Sword-wielding protesters storm Sikh temple over mixed race marriage’ – Cops arrest 55

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Members of the congregation outside the Gurdwara Sahib Sikh temple in Warwickshire

Warwickshire Police have made 55 arrests after dozens of ‘sword-wielding’ protesters are  stormed a Sikh temple in the UK, early Sunday.

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A group of about 30 men men are believed to have entered the Gurdwara Sahib in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, with ‘blades’ this morning. Reports claim the armed males were demonstrating against a mixed race marriage, although this remains unconfirmed. Othe equally unconfirmed reports say the more than 30 armed males were protesting an inter-faith wedding at the temple, one of the largest i the world outside India, which took 9 years to build at the cost of nearly $15 million.
Warwickshire Police said the situation was ‘an escalation’ of a ‘local dispute’. It was reported that the protesters entered the temple just before 7am local time.

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Police cordon off access to roads to the temple

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Police activity following the ‘situation’ at the Sikh temple shut down activity  around the neighborhood. WCops said the ongoing situation is ‘an escalation’ of a ‘local dispute’


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cops-outside-the-gurdwara-sahib-sikh-temple-in-warwickshire-uk8Officers said the dramatic incident  is not being considered as a ‘terrorist incident, but  was being treated as an ‘aggravated trespass’ that it is part of the ‘ongoing’ local disagreement.
As the incident unfolded, police sent in negotiators along with local religious leaders went  in a bid to bring the deescalate the tense situation and broker a peaceful resolution.
Police Superintendent David Gardner described the situation as  “contained”, noting that the incident was “an escalation of a local dispute”.

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Police sources say responding officers seized “a significant number of bladed weapons from the scene. As a result of reports that the men were in possession of these weapons we deployed armed officers as a precaution”.
Superintendent Gardner added: “Over the coming days we will be working with local the Sikh community to address some of the ongoing issues that have culminated in today’s events.
“We would like to thank local people for their patience while we dealt with this incident.”
Shaken residents reported seeing a police helicopter circling in the sky.

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The Gurdwara SahibSikh Temple

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Reports claim the armed protesters are demonstrating against a mixed race marriage

While some have taken to social media to expresse shock that bigotry or intolerance could possible be the cause of the confrontation , with the non confirmation coming from the authorities, a local on he scene posted on Facebook that the drama had unfolded as a Sikh prepared to marry a ‘non-Sikh’, adding: “Police everywhere, helicopter, the lot.”
The group of ‘between 20 and 30’ men reportedly entered the temple at 6.47am.As at the time of the report, it is believed that some of the males are still occupying the building, with ‘a number’ of others arrested by officers.

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Heavy police presence outside the Gurdwara Sahib Sikh temple

So far, there have been no  reports injuries. However, the authorities have not confirmed whether the men were ‘protesting’ against a mixed-race marriage, an inter-faith marriage, as claimed in some reports, or another matter.

Novena to God the Father: The Daily Chaplet -The Feast Day of God the Father is August 7th.

This Chaplet is prayed from July 30 – August 6 each year. The Feast Day of God the Father is August 7th.

 

If you do not have the chaplet beads, you can still pray the prayers exactly as they are written below. 
 
Begin by making the Sign of the Cross: In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
 
On the three introductory gold beads:
 
Bead 1:  Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Bead 2:   Jesus, my God and my Savior, You love me so much. You died for me on the cross, so that I too could return to Our Father in heaven. You are the Way, the Truth and the Life. Through your Holy Eucharist, please sustain me and be present with me always on my journey home. Amen.
Bead 3:   Holy Spirit, my God and my Sanctifier, Jesus sent you to me for my journey back home to the Father. Please purify and refine me. Fill me with your Divine Light and Love so that the Presence of God may dwell in me. Amen.
THE EIGHT MAJOR OCTAVES
(Prayed on the gold beads. Meditate on the theme, then pray the Our Father slowly)
 
1st Major Octave:   The Disobedience and Exile of God’s Children. (meditate) 
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. Amen.
The Minor Octave:  ((prayed on the eight red beads, one invocation per bead))
1. In Praise, I love You Father,
and I give myself to you.
2. In Thanksgiving, I love you Father,
and I give myself to you.
3. In Offering, I love you Father,
and I give myself to you.
4. In Repentance, I love you Father
and I give myself to you.
5. In my Inheritance, I love you Father,
and I give myself to you.
6. In Saying my Yes, I love you Father,
and I give myself to you.
7. In Fidelity, I love you Father,
and I give myself to you.
8. In Consecration, I love you Father,
and I give myself to you.
2nd Major Octave:   The Presence of God the Father in the Old Testament Era. (meditate)
 
Our Father….(as above)
The Minor Octave prayer, eight times (as above)
3rd Major Octave:   The Fiat of Mary, our Mother.(meditate)
 
Our Father…
The Minor Octave prayer, eight times…
4th Major Octave:   The Fiat of Jesus our Savior.(meditate)
 
Our Father…
The Minor Octave prayer, eight times…
5th Major Octave:   The Sending of the Holy Spirit, Our Sanctifier. (meditate)
 
Our Father…
The Minor Octave prayer, eight times…
6th Major Octave:   The Choice of God’s Prodigal Children to return to the Father. (meditate)
 
Our Father…
The Minor Octave prayer, eight times…
7th Major Octave:   The Fiat of God the Father’s Children. (meditate)
 
Our Father…
The Minor Octave prayer, eight times…
8th Major Octave:  The Coming of the New Jerusalem. (meditate)
 
Our Father…

 

The Minor Octave prayer, eight times…

 

FINAL PRAYER
(on the medallion)
Dearest God Our Father, I love you; I adore you; I worship you. Amen.
Make the Sign of the Cross: In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

During July – We honor The Precious Blood of Jesus that was shed for our redemption

Day 1

CHAPLET OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD

Hymn
Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ
Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ
Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ
Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ
Most Precious Blood, save the world.

Invocation of the Holy Spirit
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful and kindle in them the fire of Your love.
L: Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created.
R: And You shall renew the face of the earth.

Let us Pray
O God, Who did teach the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant us by the same Spirit to be truly wise and ever rejoice in His consolations, through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Apostles Creed*…
(Bow Your Head)

May the Precious Blood that pours out from the Sacred Head of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Temple of Divine Wisdom, Tabernacle of Divine Knowledge and Sunshine of heaven and earth, cover us now and forever. Amen.
L: O most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ.
R: Heal the wounds in the most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Our Father*…3 Hail Mary’s*…Glory Be*…
(Bow Your Head)
May the Precious Blood that pours out from the Sacred Head of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Temple of Divine Wisdom, Tabernacle of Divine Knowledge and Sunshine of heaven and earth, cover us now and forever. Amen.

THE FIRST MYSTERY

The Nailing of the Right Hand of Our Lord Jesus (Pause for brief meditation)
By the precious wound in Your right hand and through the pain of the nail which pierced Your right hand, may the Precious Blood that pours out from there save sinners of the whole world and convert many souls. Amen.

L: O most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ
R: Heal the wounds in the most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Our Father*… Hail Mary*…
L: Precious Blood of Jesus Christ
R: Save us and the whole world. (12 times)

Glory Be*…
(Bow Your Head)
May the Precious Blood that pours out from the Sacred Head of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Temple of Divine Wisdom, Tabernacle of Divine Knowledge and Sunshine of heaven and earth, cover us now and forever. Amen.

THE SECOND MYSTERY

The Nailing of the Left Hand of
Our Lord Jesus
(Pause for brief meditation)
By the precious wound in Your left hand and through the pain of the nail which pierced Your left hand, may the Precious Blood that pours out from there save souls in Purgatory and protect the dying against the attack of infernal spirits. Amen.
L: O most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ
R: Heal the wounds in the most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Our Father*… Hail Mary*…
L: Precious Blood of Jesus Christ
R: Save us and the whole world. (12 times)

Glory Be*…
(Bow Your Head)
May the Precious Blood that pours out from the Sacred Head of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Temple of Divine Wisdom, Tabernacle of Divine Knowledge and Sunshine of heaven and earth, cover us now and forever. Amen.

THE THIRD MYSTERY

The Nailing of the Right Foot of
Our Lord Jesus
(Pause for brief meditation)
By the precious wound in Your right foot and through the pain of the nail which pierced Your right foot, may the Precious Blood that pours out from there cover the foundation of the Catholic Church against the plans of the occult kingdom and evil men. Amen.

L: O most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ
R: Heal the wounds in the most Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Our Father*… Hail Mary*…

L: Precious Blood of Jesus Christ
R: Save us and the whole world. (12 times)
Glory Be*…
(Bow Your Head)
May the Precious Blood that pours out from the Sacred Head of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Temple of Divine Wisdom, Tabernacle of Divine Knowledge and Sunshine of heaven and earth, cover us now and forever. Amen.

THE FOURTH MYSTERY

The Nailing of the Left Foot of Our Lord Jesus
(Pause for brief meditation)
By the precious wound in Your left foot, and through the pain of the nail which pierced Your left foot, may the Precious Blood that pours out from there protect us in all our ways against the plans and the attacks of evil spirits and their agents. Amen.

L: O most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ
R: Heal the wounds in the most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Our Father*… Hail Mary*…

L: Precious Blood of Jesus Christ
R: Save us and the whole world. (12 times)

Glory Be*…
(Bow Your Head)
May the Precious Blood that pours out from the Sacred Head of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Temple of Divine Wisdom, Tabernacle of Divine Knowledge and Sunshine of heaven and earth, cover us now and forever. Amen.

THE FIFTH MYSTERY

The Piercing of the Sacred Side of
Our Lord Jesus
(Pause for brief meditation)
By the precious wound in Your Sacred Side and through the pain of the lance which pierced Your Sacred Side, may the Precious Blood and water that pour out from there cure the sick, raise the dead, solve our present problems and teach us the way to our God for eternal glory. Amen.

L: O most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ
R: Heal the wounds in the most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Our Father*… Hail Mary*…

L: Precious Blood of Jesus Christ
R: Save us and the whole world. (12 times)

Glory Be*…
(Bow Your Head)
May the Precious Blood that pours out from the Sacred Head of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Temple of Divine Wisdom, Tabernacle of Divine Knowledge and Sunshine of heaven and earth, cover us now and forever. Amen.
L: O most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ
R: Heal the wounds in the most Sacred Heart of Jesus. (repeat 3 times)

Hail Holy Queen*…

Let us Pray
O most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ, we honor, worship and adore You because of Your work of the everlasting covenant that brings peace to mankind. Heal the wounds in the most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Console the Almighty Father on His throne and wash away the sins of the whole world. May all revere You, O Precious Blood, have mercy. Amen.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus *have mercy on us
Immaculate Heart of Mary *pray for us
St. Joseph, husband of Mary *
Saints Peter and Paul *
St. John at the foot of the Cross *
St. Mary Magdalene *
All the prayer warriors and intercessors of heaven *
All the great saints of Our Lord *
All the heavenly hosts, Legion of Mary *

Say the Litany of the Precious Blood

“Be humble and accept the Divine Will, you will reach the end. Offer your families to My Precious Blood. I will save them. I promise to convert them before the Great Tribulation comes. There will be peace and love. I say to you adore and honor My Precious Blood.”

“I will allow My Precious Blood to fall on the heart of every sinner offered to My Precious Blood. I say to you offer to Me and pray for them always through My Precious Blood. I will destroy all evils in your families. I have heard your prayers. Rejoice, for your request has been granted.”

“My children, never fail to give testimony when you see this goodness, from the One who loves thee . . . If anyone among you loves Me, let him console Me and pray for unrepented sinners . . . the remaining days are great and holy. Your adoration will be great and holy. Come with reverence and awe and worship your God.”

Hail Holy Queen


Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope.
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve:
to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears.
Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus, O merciful, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!

Amen

 

…thank you Mother for thine intersession with your son Our lord Jesus Christ. Amen

Beautiful prayer by Sister Josefa – The Way of Divine Love

 

“O sweet and dearly loved Jesus, wert Thou not my Saviour, I should not dare to come to Thee, but Thou art both my Saviour and my Bridegroom, and Thy Heart loves me with the most tender and burning love, as no other Heart can love. Would that I could correspond with this love of Thine for me. Would htat I had for Thee, who art my only love, all the ardour of the seraphim, the purity of the angels and virgins, the holiness of the Blessed who possess Thee and glorify Thee in Heaven.

“Were I able to offer thee all this, it would still be too little to honour Thy goodness and mercy. That is why I offer Thee my poor heart such as it is, with all its miseries, its weakness and good desires. Deign to purify it in the Blood of Thy Heart, to transform and inflame it Thyself with an ardent and pure love. Thus the poor creature that I am, who can do no good but is capable of every evil, will love and glorify Thee as do the seraphim who in heaven are consumed with adoring love.

“Lastly, I ask of Thee, O gentle Jesus, to give my heart the very sanctity ot Thy Heart, or rather to plunge it in Thy Divine Heart, that in it I may love and serve and glorify Thee, and lose myself in Thee for all eternity. I beg this same grace for all those whom I love. May they render Thee for me the glory and honour of which my sins have deprived Thee.”

The Lord’s Prayer

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,

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power and glory,

Forever and ever, 

Amen

 

Happy father’s day everyone

An Ode to Mary, Day 1

Luke 1:26-38 

The Birth of Jesus Foretold

26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And he came to her and said, “Hail, full of grace,[a] the Lord is with you!”[b] 29 But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be. 30 And the angel said to her,[c] “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.

32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High;
and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David,
33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever;
and of his kingdom there will be no end.”

34 And Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I have no husband?” 35 And the angel said to her,

“The Holy Spirit will come upon you,
and the power of the Most High will overshadow you;
therefore the child to be born[d] will be called holy,
the Son of God.

36 And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. 37 For with God nothing will be impossible.” 38 And Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.

Hail Mary, full of grace, The Lord is with you, blessed are you amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus,

Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen

30 Days Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary, in Honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ

Ever glorious and Blessed Mary,
Queen of Virgins, Mother of mercy,
hope and comfort of dejected and desolate souls,
through that sword of sorrow
which pierced thy Heart whilst thine only Son,
Jesus Christ, our Lord,
suffered death and ignominy on the Cross;
through that filial tenderness
and pure love through that filial tenderness
and pure love He had for thee, grieving in thy grief,
while from His Cross He recommended thee
to the care and protection of His beloved Disciple,
St. John, take pity, I beseech thee,
on my poverty and necessities;
have compassion on my anxieties and cares;
assist and comfort me in all my infirmities and miseries.

Thou art the Mother of mercy,
the sweet consolatrix and refuge
of the needy and the orphan,
of the desolate and the afflicted.

Look, therefore, with pity on a miserable,
forlorn child of Eve,
and hear my prayer;
for since, in just punishment of my sins,
I am encompassed with evils
and oppressed with anguish of spirit,
whither can I flee for more secure shelter,

O amiable Mother of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
than to thy maternal protection?
Attend, therefore, I beseech thee,
with pity and compassion to my humble and earnest
request.

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I ask it through the infinite mercy of thy dear Son,
– through that love and condescension wherewith
He embraced our nature, when,
in compliance with the divine Will,
thou gavest thy consent, and Whom,
after the expiration of nine months,
thou didst bring forth
from the chaste enclosure of thy womb,
to visit this world
and bless it with his presence.

I ask it through the sores of His virginal Flesh,
caused by the cords and whips
wherewith He was bound and scourged
when stripped of His seamless garment,
for which His executioners afterwards cast lots.

I ask it through the scoffs and ignominies
by which He was insulted,
the false accusations and unjust sentence
by which He was condemned to death,
and which He bore with heavenly patience.

I ask it through His bitter tears and bloody sweat;
His silence and resignation;
His sadness and grief of heart.

I ask it through the Blood
which trickled from His royal and sacred Head,
when struck with His sceptre of a reed,
and pierced with the crown of thorns.

I ask it through the excruciating torments He suffered,
when His hands and feet were fastened
with huge nails to the tree of the cross.

I ask it through His vehement thirst,
and bitter potion of vinegar and gall.

I ask it through His dereliction on the cross,
when He exclaimed:
“My God! my God! why hast Thou forsaken me?”

I ask it through His mercy extended to the good thief,
and through His recommending His precious Soul and Spirit
into the hands of His Eternal Father before He expired.

I ask it through the Blood mixed with water,
which issued from His sacred Side,
when pierced with a lance,
and whence a flood of grace and mercy has flowed to us.

I ask it through His immaculate life,
bitter Passion,
and ignominious death on the cross,
at which nature itself was thrown into convulsions,
by the bursting of rocks,
rending of the veil of the temple,

the earthquake,
and the darkness of the sun and the moon.

I ask it through His descent into hell,
where He comforted the Saints of the Old Law with His
presence,
and led captivity captive.

I ask it through His glorious victory over death,
when He arose again to life on the third day,
and through the joy
which His appearance for forty days after gave thee,
His blessed Mother,
His Apostles,
and His Disciples,
when, in thine and their presence,
He miraculously ascended into heaven.

I ask it through the grace of the Holy Ghost,
infused into the hearts of the Disciples,
when He descended upon them in the form of fiery tongues,
and which they were inspired with zeal
for the conversion of the world
when they went forth to preach the Gospel.

I ask it through the awful appearance of thy Son,
at the last dreadful day,
when He shall come to judge the living and the dead,
and the world by fire.

I ask it through the compassion He bore thee in this life,
and the ineffable joy thou didst feel
at Thine Assumption into heaven,
where thou art eternally absorbed
in the sweet contemplation of His divine perfections.

O glorious and ever-blessed Virgin,
comfort the heart of thy suppliant,
by obtaining for me the graces and the favours
which I now most earnestly solicit.

(Here mention your requests)

And as I am persuaded my Divine Saviour honour Thee
as His beloved Mother, to whom He can refuse nothing,
so let me speedily experience
the efficacy of thy powerful intercession,
according to the tenderness of thy maternal affection,
and His filial,
loving Heart,
who mercifully grants the requests and complies
with the desires of those that love and fear Him.

Wherefore, O Most Blessed Virgin,
beside the object of my present petition,
and whatever else I may stand in need of,
obtain for me also of thy dear Son,
our Lord and our God,
a lively faith,
firm hope,
perfect charity,
the contrition of heart,
unfeigned tears of compunction,
sincere confession,
just satisfaction,
abstinence from sin,
love of God and of my neighbour,
contempt of the world,
patience to suffer affronts and ignominies,
nay, even, if necessary,
an opprobrious death itself,
for the love of thy Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ.
Obtain likewise for me,

O Holy Mother of God,
perseverance in good works,
performance of good resolutions,
mortification of self-will,
a pious conversation through life,
and at my last moment,
strong and sincere repentance
accompanied by such a lively
and attentive presence of mind,
as may enable me to receive
the last Sacraments of the Church worthily,
and to die in thy friendship and favour.

Lastly, obtain, I beseech Thee,
for the souls of my parents,
brethren, relatives,
and benefactors both living and dead,
life everlasting.

Amen.

From Catholic online

30 Days of Adoraton, Day 30 Veni Sante Spiritus

Holy Spirit, Lord of light,
From the clear celestial height
Thy pure beaming radiance give.

Come, thou Father of the poor,
Come with treasures which endure;
Come, thou light of all that live!

Thou, of all consolers best,
Thou, the soul’s delightful guest,
Dost refreshing peace bestow.

Thou in toil art comfort sweet,
Pleasant coolness in the heat;
Solace in the midst of woe.

Light immortal, light divine,
Visit thou these hearts of thine,
And our inmost being fill.

If thou take thy grace away,
Nothing pure in man will stay;
All his good is turned to ill.

Heal our wounds, our strength renew;
On our dryness pour thy dew,
Wash the stains of guilt away.

Bend the stubborn heart and will,
Melt the frozen, warm the chill,
Guide the steps that go astray.

Thou, on us who evermore
Thee confess and thee adore,
With thy sevenfold gifts descend.

Give us comfort when we die,
Give us life with thee on high,
Give us joys that never end.

Amen.

30 Days of Adoration Day 26 – my light and salvation

Holy Holy Holy

1. Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

2. Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

3. Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,
though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,
only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,
perfect in power, in love and purity.

4. Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky and sea.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity.

Psalm 7

A shiggaion[b] of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning Cush, a Benjamite.

Lord my God, I take refuge in you;
    save and deliver me from all who pursue me,
or they will tear me apart like a lion
    and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.

Lord my God, if I have done this
    and there is guilt on my hands—

if I have repaid my ally with evil
    or without cause have robbed my foe—
then let my enemy pursue and overtake me;
    let him trample my life to the ground
    and make me sleep in the dust.[c]

Arise, Lord, in your anger;
    rise up against the rage of my enemies.
    Awake, my God; decree justice.

Let the assembled peoples gather around you,
    while you sit enthroned over them on high.
    Let the Lord judge the peoples.
Vindicate me, Lord, according to my righteousness,
    according to my integrity, O Most High.
Bring to an end the violence of the wicked
    and make the righteous secure—
you, the righteous God
    who probes minds and hearts.

10 My shield[d] is God Most High,
    who saves the upright in heart.
11 God is a righteous judge,
    a God who displays his wrath every day.
12 If he does not relent,
    he[e] will sharpen his sword;
    he will bend and string his bow.
13 He has prepared his deadly weapons;
    he makes ready his flaming arrows.

14 Whoever is pregnant with evil
    conceives trouble and gives birth to disillusionment.
15 Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out
    falls into the pit they have made.
16 The trouble they cause recoils on them;
    their violence comes down on their own heads.

17 I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness;
    I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High.

30 Days of Adoration Day 24 …come Holy Spirit

Acts 1: 1-5

1 In my earlier work, Theophilus, I dealt with everything Jesus had done and taught from the beginning

2 until the day he gave his instructions to the apostles he had chosen through the Holy Spirit, and was taken up to heaven.

3 He had shown himself alive to them after his Passion by many demonstrations: for forty days he had continued to appear to them and tell them about the kingdom of God.

4 While at table with them, he had told them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for what the Father had promised. ‘It is’, he had said, ‘what you have heard me speak about:

5 John baptised with water but, not many days from now, you are going to be baptised with the Holy Spirit.’

Psalm 23

A psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
    he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
    for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
    forever.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit composed by St Josemaria Escriva in 1934

Come, O Holy Spirit! Enlighten my mind to know your commandments;

strengthen my heart against the snares of the enemy;

inflame my will. I have heard your voice;

I don’t want to harden my heart and resist,

saying ‘Later…, tomorrow.’ Nunc coepi!

Now I begin, in case there is no tomorrow for me.

O Spirit of truth and wisdom,

Spirit of understanding and counsel,

Spirit of joy and peace!

I want whatever you want.

I want it because you want it,

I want it however you want it,

I want it whenever you want it…

Amen

30 Days of Adoration Day 18 – Dependence and submission

Psalm 27

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
    whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
    of whom shall I be afraid?

When the wicked advance against me
    to devour[a] me,
it is my enemies and my foes
    who will stumble and fall.
Though an army besiege me,
    my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
    even then I will be confident.

One thing I ask from the Lord,
    this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
    all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
    and to seek him in his temple.
For in the day of trouble
    he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
    and set me high upon a rock.

Then my head will be exalted
    above the enemies who surround me;
at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy;
    I will sing and make music to the Lord.

Hear my voice when I call, Lord;
    be merciful to me and answer me.
My heart says of you, “Seek his face!”
    Your face, Lord, I will seek.
Do not hide your face from me,
    do not turn your servant away in anger;
    you have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me,
    God my Savior.
10 Though my father and mother forsake me,
    the Lord will receive me.
11 Teach me your way, Lord;
    lead me in a straight path
    because of my oppressors.
12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
    for false witnesses rise up against me,
    spouting malicious accusations.

13 I remain confident of this:
    I will see the goodness of the Lord
    in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the Lord;
    be strong and take heart
    and wait for the Lord.

30 Days of Adoration, Day 15

The Te Deum

You are God: we praise you;
You are God: we acclaim you;
You are the eternal Father:
All creation worships you.
To you all angels, all the powers of heaven,
Cherubim and Seraphim, sing in endless praise:
Holy, holy, holy, Lord, God of power and might,
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
The glorious company of apostles praise you.
The noble fellowship of prophets praise you.
The white-robed army of martyrs praise you.
Throughout the world the holy Church acclaims you:
Father, of majesty unbounded,
Your true and only Son, worthy of all worship,
And the Holy Spirit, advocate and guide.
You, Christ, are the king of glory,
The eternal Son of the Father.
When you became man to set us free
You did not spurn the Virgin’s womb.
You overcame the sting of death,
And opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers.
You are seated at God’s right hand in glory.
We believe that you will come, and be our judge.
Come then, Lord, and help your people,
Bought with the price of your own blood,
And bring us with your saints
To glory everlasting.
Save your people, Lord, and bless your inheritance.
Govern and uphold them now and always.
Day by day we bless you.
We praise your name forever.
Keep us today, Lord, from all sin.
Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy.
Lord, show us your love and mercy;
For we put our trust in you.
In you, Lord, is our hope:
And we shall never hope in vain.

30 Days of Adoration Day 14 – Humility

In God’s strength alone– 2 Samuel 22:30 “For by you I can run against a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall.”

2 Samuel 22

David’s Song of Thanksgiving

22 David spoke to the Lord the words of this song on the day when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. He said:

The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer,
    my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation,
    my stronghold and my refuge,
    my savior; you save me from violence.
I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised,
    and I am saved from my enemies.

For the waves of death encompassed me,
    the torrents of perdition assailed me;

the cords of Sheol entangled me,
    the snares of death confronted me.

In my distress I called upon the Lord;
    to my God I called.
From his temple he heard my voice,
    and my cry came to his ears.

Then the earth reeled and rocked;
    the foundations of the heavens trembled
    and quaked, because he was angry.

Smoke went up from his nostrils,
    and devouring fire from his mouth;
    glowing coals flamed forth from him.
10 He bowed the heavens, and came down;
    thick darkness was under his feet.
11 He rode on a cherub, and flew;
    he was seen upon the wings of the wind.
12 He made darkness around him a canopy,
    thick clouds, a gathering of water.

13 Out of the brightness before him
    coals of fire flamed forth.
14 The Lord thundered from heaven;
    the Most High uttered his voice.
15 He sent out arrows, and scattered them
    —lightning, and routed them.
16 Then the channels of the sea were seen,
    the foundations of the world were laid bare
at the rebuke of the Lord,
    at the blast of the breath of his nostrils.

17 He reached from on high, he took me,
    he drew me out of mighty waters.
18 He delivered me from my strong enemy,
    from those who hated me;
    for they were too mighty for me.
19 They came upon me in the day of my calamity,
    but the Lord was my stay.
20 He brought me out into a broad place;
    he delivered me, because he delighted in me.

21 The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness;
    according to the cleanness of my hands he recompensed me.

22 For I have kept the ways of the Lord,
    and have not wickedly departed from my God.
23 For all his ordinances were before me,
    and from his statutes I did not turn aside.
24 I was blameless before him,
    and I kept myself from guilt.
25 Therefore the Lord has recompensed me according to my righteousness,
    according to my cleanness in his sight.

26 With the loyal you show yourself loyal;
    with the blameless you show yourself blameless;
27 with the pure you show yourself pure,
    and with the crooked you show yourself perverse.

28 You deliver a humble people,
    but your eyes are upon the haughty to bring them down.
29 Indeed, you are my lamp, O Lord,
    the Lord lightens my darkness.
30 By you I can crush a troop,
    and by my God I can leap over a wall.
31 This God—his way is perfect;
    the promise of the Lord proves true;
    he is a shield for all who take refuge in him.

32 For who is God, but the Lord?
    And who is a rock, except our God?

33 The God who has girded me with strength[a]
    has opened wide my path.[b]
34 He made my[c] feet like the feet of deer,
    and set me secure on the heights.
35 He trains my hands for war,
    so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
36 You have given me the shield of your salvation,
    and your help[d] has made me great.
37 You have made me stride freely,
    and my feet do not slip;

38 I pursued my enemies and destroyed them,
    and did not turn back until they were consumed.
39 I consumed them; I struck them down, so that they did not rise;
    they fell under my feet.
40 For you girded me with strength for the battle;
    you made my assailants sink under me.
41 You made my enemies turn their backs to me,
    those who hated me, and I destroyed them.
42 They looked, but there was no one to save them;
    they cried to the Lord, but he did not answer them.

43 I beat them fine like the dust of the earth,
    I crushed them and stamped them down like the mire of the streets.

44 You delivered me from strife with the peoples;[e]
    you kept me as the head of the nations;
    people whom I had not known served me.
45 Foreigners came cringing to me;
    as soon as they heard of me, they obeyed me.
46 Foreigners lost heart,
    and came trembling out of their strongholds.

47 The Lord lives! Blessed be my rock,
    and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation,
48 the God who gave me vengeance
    and brought down peoples under me,
49 who brought me out from my enemies;
    you exalted me above my adversaries,
    you delivered me from the violent.

50 For this I will extol you, O Lord, among the nations,
    and sing praises to your name.
51 He is a tower of salvation for his king,
    and shows steadfast love to his anointed,
    to David and his descendants forever.

 

30 Days of Adoration Day 13 – Seeking forgiveness and praising God

Psalm 143

A psalm of David.

Lord, hear my prayer,
    listen to my cry for mercy;
in your faithfulness and righteousness
    come to my relief.
Do not bring your servant into judgment,
    for no one living is righteous before you.

The enemy pursues me,
    he crushes me to the ground;
he makes me dwell in the darkness
    like those long dead.
So my spirit grows faint within me;
    my heart within me is dismayed.
I remember the days of long ago;
    I meditate on all your works
    and consider what your hands have done.

I spread out my hands to you;
    I thirst for you like a parched land.[a]

Answer me quickly, Lord;
    my spirit fails.
Do not hide your face from me
    or I will be like those who go down to the pit.
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
    for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go,
    for to you I entrust my life.

Rescue me from my enemies, Lord,
    for I hide myself in you.
10 Teach me to do your will,
    for you are my God;
may your good Spirit
    lead me on level ground.

11 For your name’s sake, Lord, preserve my life;
    in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble.
12 In your unfailing love, silence my enemies;
    destroy all my foes,
    for I am your servant.

Amen

Song of the Three Young Men

The Prayer of Azariah in the Furnace

And they walked about in the midst of the flames, singing hymns to God and blessing the Lord. Then Azari′ah stood and offered this prayer; in the midst of the fire he opened his mouth and said:

“Blessed art thou, O Lord, God of our fathers, and worthy of praise;
    and thy name is glorified for ever.
For thou art just in all that thou hast done to us,
    and all thy works are true and thy ways right,
    and all thy judgments are truth.
Thou hast executed true judgments in all that thou hast brought upon us
    and upon Jerusalem, the holy city of our fathers,
    for in truth and justice thou hast brought all this upon us because of our sins.
For we have sinfully and lawlessly departed from thee,
    and have sinned in all things and have not obeyed thy commandments;
we have not observed them or done them,
    as thou hast commanded us that it might go well with us.
So all that thou hast brought upon us,
    and all that thou hast done to us,
    thou hast done in true judgment.
Thou hast given us into the hands of lawless enemies, most hateful rebels,
    and to an unjust king, the most wicked in all the world.
10 And now we cannot open our mouths;
    shame and disgrace have befallen thy servants and worshipers.
11 For thy name’s sake do not give us up utterly,
    and do not break thy covenant,
12     and do not withdraw thy mercy from us,
for the sake of Abraham thy beloved
    and for the sake of Isaac thy servant
    and Israel thy holy one,
13 to whom thou didst promise
    to make their descendants as many as the stars of heaven
    and as the sand on the shore of the sea.
14 For we, O Lord, have become fewer than any nation,
    and are brought low this day in all the world because of our sins.
15 And at this time there is no prince, or prophet, or leader,
    no burnt offering, or sacrifice, or oblation, or incense,
    no place to make an offering before thee or to find mercy.
16 Yet with a contrite heart and a humble spirit may we be accepted,
    as though it were with burnt offerings of rams and bulls,
    and with tens of thousands of fat lambs;
17     such may our sacrifice be in thy sight this day,
    and may we wholly follow thee,
    for there will be no shame for those who trust in thee.
18 And now with all our heart we follow thee,
    we fear thee and seek thy face.
19 Do not put us to shame,
    but deal with us in thy forbearance
    and in thy abundant mercy.
20 Deliver us in accordance with thy marvelous works,
    and give glory to thy name, O Lord!
Let all who do harm to thy servants be put to shame;
21     let them be disgraced and deprived of all power and dominion,
    and let their strength be broken.
22 Let them know that thou art the Lord, the only God,
    glorious over the whole world.”

The Song of the Three Jews

23 Now the king’s servants who threw them in did not cease feeding the furnace fires with naphtha, pitch, tow, and brush. 24 And the flame streamed out above the furnace forty-nine cubits, 25 and it broke through and burned those of the Chalde′ans whom it caught about the furnace. 26 But the angel of the Lord came down into the furnace to be with Azari′ah and his companions, and drove the fiery flame out of the furnace, 27 and made the midst of the furnace like a moist whistling wind, so that the fire did not touch them at all or hurt or trouble them.

28 Then the three, as with one mouth, praised and glorified and blessed God in the furnace, saying:

29 “Blessed art thou, O Lord, God of our fathers,
    and to be praised and highly exalted for ever;
30 And blessed is thy glorious, holy name
    and to be highly praised and highly exalted for ever;
31 Blessed art thou in the temple of thy holy glory
    and to be extolled and highly glorified for ever.
32 Blessed art thou, who sittest upon cherubim and lookest upon the deeps,
    and to be praised and highly exalted for ever.
33 Blessed art thou upon the throne of thy kingdom
    and to be extolled and highly exalted for ever.
34 Blessed art thou in the firmament of heaven
    and to be sung and glorified for ever.

35 “Bless the Lord, all works of the Lord,
    sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
36 Bless the Lord, you heavens,
    sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
37 Bless the Lord, you angels of the Lord,
    sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
38 Bless the Lord, all waters above the heaven,
    sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
39 Bless the Lord, all powers,
    sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
40 Bless the Lord, sun and moon,
    sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
41 Bless the Lord, stars of heaven,
    sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
42 Bless the Lord, all rain and dew,
    sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
43 Bless the Lord, all winds,
    sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
44 Bless the Lord, fire and heat,
    sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
45 Bless the Lord, winter cold and summer heat,
    sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
46 Bless the Lord, dews and snows,
    sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
47 Bless the Lord, nights and days,
    sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
48 Bless the Lord, light and darkness,
    sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
49 Bless the Lord, ice and cold,
    sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
50 Bless the Lord, frosts and snows,
    sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
51 Bless the Lord, lightnings and clouds,
    sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
52 Let the earth bless the Lord;
    let it sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
53 Bless the Lord, mountains and hills,
    sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
54 Bless the Lord, all things that grow on the earth,
    sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
55 Bless the Lord, you springs,
    sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
56 Bless the Lord, seas and rivers,
    sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
57 Bless the Lord, you whales and all creatures that move in the waters,
    sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
58 Bless the Lord, all birds of the air,
    sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
59 Bless the Lord, all beasts and cattle,
    sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
60 Bless the Lord, you sons of men,
    sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
61 Bless the Lord, O Israel,
    sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
62 Bless the Lord, you priests of the Lord,
    sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
63 Bless the Lord, you servants of the Lord,
    sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
64 Bless the Lord, spirits and souls of the righteous,
    sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
65 Bless the Lord, you who are holy and humble in heart,
    sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
66 Bless the Lord, Hanani′ah, Azari′ah, and Mish′ael,
    sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever;
for he has rescued us from Hades and saved us from the hand of death,
    and delivered us from the midst of the burning fiery furnace;
    from the midst of the fire he has delivered us.
67 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
    for his mercy endures for ever.
68 Bless him, all who worship the Lord, the God of gods,
    sing praise to him and give thanks to him,
    for his mercy endures for ever.”

 

30 Days of Adoration Day 12

Gloria

Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to His people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King,
Almighty God and Father,
we worship You, we give You thanks,
we praise You for Your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ,
only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
You take away the sin of the world:
have mercy on us;
You are seated at the right hand of the Father:
receive our prayer.
For You alone are the Holy One,
You alone are the Lord,
You alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of the Father.

Amen.

 

ADORATION PRAYERS

 PRAYER: 3

O loving Jesus Christ, Whose mercy is endless, we adore Your Agonizing Heart which bears great pains and sorrows for the salvation of man. O most meek Lamb of God, Son of God and Son of the Virgin Mary, God and Man. Your Sacred Head was crowned with thorns. The Temple of Divine Wisdom was beaten by reckless sinners with iron rods in order to bring peace to the world and evolve a new Garden of Eden.

We adore the most Precious Blood which oozes from Your Sacred Head. We implore You for the liberation of the souls in Purgatory and the protection of dying souls. Pour out Your Precious Blood that all Your enemies will be scattered through the intercession of the Thrones and Powers of heaven and all its hosts. Amen.

Our Father*…Hail Mary*…Glory Be*…

Hymn
Jesus in the Holy Eucharist,
As we adore You, we praise Your name,
And rely on You for peace.

(If possible touch forehead to ground or bow)
May the most Precious Blood that pours out from the Sacred Head of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Temple of Divine Wisdom, Tabernacle of Divine Knowledge, and Sunshine of heaven and earth, cover us now and forever. Amen.

L: O most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ
R: Adoration and praise be Yours forever. Amen.

 

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30 Days of Adoration, Day 11 “I will praise you Lord, my God and King”

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Great Is the Lord

Psalm 145

 I will extol you, my God and King,
    and bless your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless you
    and praise your name forever and ever.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,
    and his greatness is unsearchable.

One generation shall commend your works to another,
    and shall declare your mighty acts.
On the glorious splendor of your majesty,
    and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds,
    and I will declare your greatness.
They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness
    and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.

The Lord is gracious and merciful,
    slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
The Lord is good to all,
    and his mercy is over all that he has made.

10 All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
    and all your saints shall bless you!
11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom
    and tell of your power,
12 to make known to the children of man your[b] mighty deeds,
    and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
    and your dominion endures throughout all generations.

[The Lord is faithful in all his words
    and kind in all his works.][c]
14 The Lord upholds all who are falling
    and raises up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to you,
    and you give them their food in due season.
16 You open your hand;
    you satisfy the desire of every living thing.
17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways
    and kind in all his works.
18 The Lord is near to all who call on him,
    to all who call on him in truth.
19 He fulfills the desire of those who fear him;
    he also hears their cry and saves them.
20 The Lord preserves all who love him,
    but all the wicked he will destroy.

21 My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord,
    and let all flesh bless his holy name forever and eve

30 Days of Adoration, Day 10- You Lord are my refuge

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Psalm 142
You, Lord, are my refuge
What is written in this psalm was fulfilled in our Lord’s passion (Saint Hilary).

With all my voice I cry to the Lord,
with all my voice I entreat the Lord.
I pour out my trouble before him;
I tell him all my distress
while my spirit faints within me.
But you, O Lord, know my path.

Ant. You have led me forth from prison, that I may give praise to your name, alleluia.

On the way where I shall walk
they have hidden a snare to entrap me.
Look on my right and see:
there is not one who takes my part.
I have no means of escape,
not one who cares for my soul.

Ant. You have led me forth from prison, that I may give praise to your name, alleluia.

I cry to you, O Lord.
I have said: “You are my refuge,
all I have left in the land of the living.”
Listen then to my cry
for I am in the depths of distress.

Ant. You have led me forth from prison, that I may give praise to your name, alleluia.

Rescue me from those who pursue me
for they are stronger than I.
Bring my soul out of this prison
and then I shall praise your name.
Around me the just will assemble
because of your goodness to me.

Ant. You have led me forth from prison, that I may give praise to your name, alleluia.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
— as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Psalm Prayer

Lord, we humbly ask for your goodness. May you help us to hope in you, and give us a share with your chosen ones in the land of the living.

Ant. You have led me forth from prison, that I may give praise to your name, alleluia.

Ant. 3 The Son of God learned obedience through suffering and became for all who obey him the source of eternal salvation, alleluia.

Canticle – Philippians 2:6-11
Christ, God’s holy servant

Though he was in the form of God,
Jesus did not deem equality with God
something to be grasped at.

Ant. The Son of God learned obedience through suffering and became for all who obey him the source of eternal salvation, alleluia.

Rather, he emptied himself
and took the form of a slave,
being born in the likeness of men.

Ant. The Son of God learned obedience through suffering and became for all who obey him the source of eternal salvation, alleluia.

He was known to be of human estate,
and it was thus that he humbled himself,
obediently accepting even death,
death on a cross!

Ant. The Son of God learned obedience through suffering and became for all who obey him the source of eternal salvation, alleluia.

Because of this,
God highly exalted him
and bestowed on him the name
above every other name,
So that at Jesus’ name
every knee must bend
in the heavens, on the earth,
and under the earth,
and every tongue proclaim
to the glory of God the Father:
JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!

Ant. The Son of God learned obedience through suffering and became for all who obey him the source of eternal salvation, alleluia.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
— as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Culled from divineoffice

 

30 Days of Adoration, Day 9 – Be still

“Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.”

Psalm 46

God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
    and the mountains quake with their surging.[c]

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
    the holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall;
    God will help her at break of day.
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
    he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Come and see what the Lord has done,
    the desolations he has brought on the earth.
He makes wars cease
    to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
    he burns the shields[d] with fire.
10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.”

11 The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.