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Monday in the 1st week of Advent or St. John Damascene, P & D

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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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In a little over an hour Joshua will be in surgery. Please remember him and his mother in your prayers.

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For the repose of the soul of Brother Godwin Eze who was kidnapped murdered by Nigerian rebels in October 2023. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord....

No Image G A on December 4th, 2023 at 11:13

Lord, you know my needs better than I do, please help me. Through your sorrowful passion strengthen me. Thank you for listening to me. I need you very much.

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For my pastor and all of our parishioners, especially those suffering the most.

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Brothers and sisters I ask you to pray for me. I've been offered a role as Director of Evangelization; a role I would love. However, I would have to receive a master's degree. At 60 years old I have been away from school for many years and the evil one has my doubting my ability to get this done.

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Lord God, father of mercy and love, I pray with all my heart that someone may intercede and perform an act of kindness or say the words that will set my daughters back on the path to God and his one, holy, catholic and apostolic church.

No Image Rhonda George on December 4th, 2023 at 10:17

Pray for Advent to be strong in all hearts-Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Holy Family, pray for us. Amen

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No Image David John on December 4th, 2023 at 8:57

Thank you, heavenly Father, for the graces you have given us today. Thank you for inviting us to share in the sufferings of your Son and so to follow him, to glory. By your Holy Spirit, give us strength and encouragement this evening, and let us love one another. Through Christ our Lord. Amen

No Image David John on December 4th, 2023 at 8:56

Dear Lord, please watch over all of God's children today and protect us from the devils who wish to foul our souls. Grant us the strengh to fight for your glory, In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth we pray. Amen

No Image Lanell Ramos on December 4th, 2023 at 8:48

I lift up my friend, who struggles for every breath. Please, Blessed Mother, beg our Lord that she may very soon get the call to receive the double lung transplant that she so desperately needs. And pray for the soul of the donor and his/her family. We know Lord, that Your timing will be perfect.

No Image gabigale on December 4th, 2023 at 7:52

Pray that we begin this new week with praise, dedicating each of its hours and days looking forward to the coming of our Lord and King,, Jesus Christ, Son of God; let us be prepared to have Him find us in prayer, giving thanks for His precious gifts of forgiveness and love.

No Image Tom on December 4th, 2023 at 6:51

May the Heart of Jesus, holy temple of God, have mercy on us pray.

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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

No Image Rhonda George on December 3rd, 2023 at 23:05

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No Image Therese Chiara on December 3rd, 2023 at 22:30

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

No Image Sister Mary Joseph Schultz on December 3rd, 2023 at 12:38

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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