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Monday in the 2nd week of Advent or St. Damasus I, Po

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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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No Image Sally on December 11th, 2023 at 15:37

Thank You, Lord Jesus that in Your name we claim Your promise to provide for ALL of our needs. This claim is for all brethren struggling to break financial curses from our lives. By Your precious blood, we claim abundance and prosperity. Lord, please, Your promise is Your provision. Help us! Amen.

No Image Lisa Cunningham on December 11th, 2023 at 12:11

Dear Lord and Savior: You are my rock, my strength, and my salvation. Please comfort all those grieving for spouses, children, and close friends this Christmas. We cannot wait to be reunited with them in heaven. Have mercy on the widows and orphans. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen!

No Image Ashe Griffin on December 11th, 2023 at 11:28

Please hold up my friend, Verona in your prayers today. Her husband died this morning. They are in their 80s but he only went into the hospital 11 days ago with respiratory issues. We did not expect him to die so soon.

No Image Rhonda George on December 11th, 2023 at 11:20

Dear Jesus, please let all sinners have your Faith, Hope and Love in one another. Holy Family, pray for us. Amen

No Image Rhonda George on December 11th, 2023 at 11:12

Lord Jesus, Divine Mercy-Conversion of Sinners and All Dying

No Image Rhonda George on December 11th, 2023 at 11:11

Praying for All Families-God's Will Be Done-Through Jesus our Lord. St. Damasus I, pray for us. Amen

No Image G A on December 11th, 2023 at 10:08

Dear Lord, I pray for my friend, Joanne's grandsons, who are critically ill. One is in the hospital with a cerebral bleed and the other was found unresponsive at home and intubated in the ambulance. Please keep this family in your loving hands and help them at this difficult time. Amen

No Image Tom on December 11th, 2023 at 10:04

My soul is thirsting for God, the God of my life; when can I enter and see the face of God?

No Image Daniel Cravens on December 11th, 2023 at 9:04

We pray for the souls who will die unexpectedly today, that the Lord will keep them in the palm of his hand.

No Image Daniel Cravens on December 11th, 2023 at 8:58

We pray today for the person who most needs to feel your divine love today Lord.

No Image Ben on December 11th, 2023 at 1:26

Polycythemia thickens my blood. My heart is overworked. I do not get enough oxygen. I am confused. Yet, I am in my last year of law school. The dean of students will not allow me to delay a final exam this week due to illness. Dear G-d, help me survive this unholy institution.

No Image Carol Dechand on December 11th, 2023 at 1:12

As we prepare for the coming of the Lord this Advent, I pray for Saint Monica to intercede on behalf of all those who have fallen away from the Catholic Church. May her intercession send the Holy Spirit to encourage them, including those in my own family, to return to the flock. Amen

No Image Marie-Lou Dauharry on December 11th, 2023 at 0:00

Merciful Lord, grant that we show the same love & compassion to those who challenge us in our family, community etc.Teach us humility & unselfishness when facing difficult situations. Give us a heart of forgiveness & filled-faith to bring others to You for blessing. Give us patience & strength. Amen

No Image Zena Jones on December 10th, 2023 at 23:55

Please pray for my family as we mourn the death of my mum. Please say a special prayer for my dad who has lost his wife of 62 years. Thank you

No Image Rhonda George on December 10th, 2023 at 23:09

Praying for Divine Mercy for all Widows and Orphans-Through our Lord Jesus. Holy Family, pray for us. Amen

No Image Rhonda George on December 10th, 2023 at 23:07

Lord Jesus, Divine Mercy-all Dying

No Image bk on December 10th, 2023 at 20:47

Please pray for the soul of Fr. Stephen Gutgsell who was stabbed to death at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska on Sunday. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord....

No Image Andrew Grajek on December 10th, 2023 at 20:31

I’m feel pretty down right now after getting rejected over and over in dating for over a decade of trying to find a wife. I find comfort in the Divine Office because the sorrowful psalms show that God cares for the brokenhearted. I also pray for all others out there in similar circumstances.

No Image Kelly Franklin on December 10th, 2023 at 19:47

Friends in Jesus, Please pray for me. I am sick with a fever while I help my father in a severe health crisis. Meanwhile back home my pregnant wife is spotting and distressed. We need healing: I need courage and an increase in Faith.

No Image Bill Stump on December 10th, 2023 at 13:38

I pray for my daughter, that she will return to the Catholic Faith. I pray for her husband, that he will be converted to Catholic Christianity. I pray for their daughter, that she will be baptized and learn about God. Come Holy Spirit, send down an Ambrose into their lives. Amen. Saint Monica, pray.

No Image Victoria on December 10th, 2023 at 10:40

Repose of the souls of: Sandra Parks, Maggie Parks, Craig and Valerie Chamberlain, my deceased family members, and all who will die today unexpectantly. Pray also for those living w/o hope and are lost. For all suffering from mental illness and those bound in addictions. All Clergy;

No Image seanmoylantd on December 10th, 2023 at 10:16

Dear Friends plead pray that I wouldn't use anything I'm at a new parish and I stood for blessing and I was the only one. Mortified. Thank you and God bless you

No Image Don Able on December 10th, 2023 at 9:43

For the repose of the soul of my/our dad who went to heaven yesterday, 12/09/23, and in thanksgiving for his long and loving life as well as thanksgiving and prayers for my great niece born prematurely, now double in her weight (2lbs 8oz) as she continues to grow and develop. Praise be to God.

No Image Phill on December 10th, 2023 at 1:36

We pray for all those who abuse children and the victims of such horrible crimes. May those who abuse be brought to swift justice but also may they be brought to repentance to seek the Mercy of God through the holy spirit that they may be saved. In Jesus name amen!

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