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This is the Liturgy of the Hours for December 09. Your local date is .

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Friday in the 2nd week of Advent or St. Juan Diego, Hm

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Lord, open my lips.
And my mouth will proclaim your praise.

Ant. Come, let us worship the Lord, the King who is to come.

Psalm 95

Come, let us sing to the Lord
and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us.
Let us approach him with praise and thanksgiving
and sing joyful songs to the Lord.

Ant. Come, let us worship the Lord, the King who is to come.

The Lord is God, the mighty God,
the great king over all the gods.
He holds in his hands the depths of the earth
and the highest mountains as well
He made the sea; it belongs to him,
the dry land, too, for it was formed by his hands.

Ant. Come, let us worship the Lord, the King who is to come.

Come, then, let us bow down and worship,
bending the knee before the Lord, our maker,
For he is our God and we are his people,
the flock he shepherds.

Ant. Come, let us worship the Lord, the King who is to come.

Today, listen to the voice of the Lord:
Do not grow stubborn, as your fathers did
in the wilderness,
when at Meriba and Massah
they challenged me and provoked me,
Although they had seen all of my works.

Ant. Come, let us worship the Lord, the King who is to come.

Forty years I endured that generation.
I said, “They are a people whose hearts go astray
and they do not know my ways.”
So I swore in my anger,
“They shall not enter into my rest.”

Ant. Come, let us worship the Lord, the King who is to come.

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.

Ant. Come, let us worship the Lord, the King who is to come.

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Powerful Lord, grant us the same zeal, humility & faith of the centurion, especially in challenging times.We invite You to heal our souls by Your authority & power, despite our unworthiness. Give us the grace to genuinely experience the power of your Word & to treasure it & share it to others. Amen

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Lord Jesus, Divine Mercy-(RIP)Donald Miller & Family

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Please join me in prayers for Joshua and his mother. Tomorrow, he's having his first and only surgery in his eighteen years of life, and his mother is especially anxious. Heavenly Father, surround them both with angels to comfort and protect them.

No Image Dave K on December 3rd, 2023 at 20:22

Please pray for my daughter Christina. She had a baby via c-section 10 days ago, and is now in hospital with high blood pressure. Oh Divine Healer, send forth your rays of healing from your throne high.

No Image M. Angélica on December 3rd, 2023 at 15:17

Isaiah 64 1 Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains would tremble before you!

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Praying for my asylum application to be approved as soon as possible, so i can get together with family my sister and her daughter.

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For our Church nationally and internationally - our Bishops, pastors , priests - Dioceson amd Religuous communities , Archbishops smd Cardinals

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First for our beloved country that’s under attack daily trying ti rid it if it’s basic Christian values and dignity of each person born and unborn and the elderly . For our family and friends that were baptized Catholic Faith , also no longer those who believe and those dying today/ tonight

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That my nieces and nephews may come to realize the importance and gift of getting their children baptized. It is all about being chosen by God, not so much that we choose Him.

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For the soul of my Godmother Joann who would have been 90 today but passed away on Friday, and for her sons and other descendents as they mourn her loss and face serious health struggles of their own.

No Image M. Angélica on December 3rd, 2023 at 9:47

Thank you, Lord, for cleansing our souls with the Sacrament of Reconciliation, just in time to prepare a pure ❤ and mind to offer YOU at CHRISTMAS.

No Image Rhonda George on December 3rd, 2023 at 9:47

Lord Jesus, Divine Mercy-Richard and Coy Heltimus

No Image Mary on December 3rd, 2023 at 9:43

Let us pray for an end to war in the world. Lord, grant us the wisdom to live in peace. Amen.

No Image mousse on December 3rd, 2023 at 9:17

Lord God keep us steadfast in prayer during this season of advent as we prepare for our Lord's coming. Do not let us fall prey to the "Secular Christmas" but rather use this time for true preparation through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. May our focus always be you Lord above all other things.

No Image Greg Rotondo on December 3rd, 2023 at 8:28

May the Divine Will touch all our lives through the precious blood of her son our lord Jesus Christ.

No Image Kelly on December 3rd, 2023 at 6:42

At this, the first day of the liturgical year, we might begin afresh with you Lord, and go where you lead us, until, like the birth of your son, we experience a newness of our lives in you.

No Image Sister Mary Joseph Schultz on December 3rd, 2023 at 0:00

That my nieces and nephews may come to realize the importance and gift of getting their children baptized. It is all about being chosen by God, not so much that we choose Him.

No Image Marie-Lou Dauharry on December 3rd, 2023 at 0:00

Lord, give us the wisdom to understand the attentiveness/watchfulness to which You are calling us. Inspirit us to make You the central focus of our lives. Open the eyes of our soul/ interior vision so that we don't fall asleep on our spiritual journey & be unprepared for Your second coming. Amen

No Image mousse on December 2nd, 2023 at 20:38

Oh Lord, please send more laborers into your harvest. Please send us more religious vocations; priests, deacons and women religious.

No Image mousse on December 2nd, 2023 at 20:37

Let us pray for Bishop Strickland and Cardinal Raymond Burke.

No Image Marc on December 2nd, 2023 at 15:08

Familial relationships to be healed.

No Image Michael Mantecon on December 2nd, 2023 at 13:21

I ask all who are praying here to say a prayer for me and my vocation. I am a 26-year-old man currently discerning religious life, and I am planning on starting the application to my local Benedictine monastery after exploring several religious orders. Prayer is powerful!

No Image M. Angélica on December 2nd, 2023 at 10:34

Lord, I am greatfull for Your mercy. The sacrament of reconciliation and penance is one of the great helps to friendship with God and spiritual progress.

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