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Thirty-Second Sunday In Ordinary Time

Prayer for the Morning

 

Who seeks Christ will find Christ:

let us give thanks and praise.

 

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. Alleluia!

 

HYMN

 

O Christ our King, supreme in power,

The Father’s glory and delight

Our fallen nature you restored,

By dying you defeated death.

 

Increase in us the life of grace

That when as Bridegroom you return,

With lamps well trimmed we be prepared

To follow you at once with joy.

 

Receive us as a judge serene

Into the realms of peace and light,

Whom faith and love have bound to you,

Adoring your great Trinity.

 

CANTICLE (Ephesians 1:3, 7-10)

 

Whoever watches for wisdom at dawn shall not be disappointed. (cf. Wis 6:14)

 

The wise virgins seek Christ, who is the wisdom of God. Today’s readings urge us to seek Christ at all costs and to be prepared for the joy of finding him, the source of all wisdom, at unexpected moments and in unexpected places.

 

Praised be the God and Father

of our Lord Jesus Christ,

who has bestowed on us in Christ

every spiritual blessing in the heavens.

 

In him and through his blood, we have been redeemed,

and our sins forgiven,

so immeasurably generous

is God’s favor to us.

 

God has given us the wisdom

to understand fully the mystery,

the plan he was pleased

to decree in Christ.

 

A plan to be carried out

in Christ, in the fullness of time,

to bring all things into one in him,

in the heavens and on earth.

 

Word of God (Wisdom 7:10)

 

Beyond health and comeliness I loved her,/ And I chose to have her rather than the light,/ because the splendor of her never yields to sleep.

 

Those who love me I also love,/

and those who seek me find me. (Prv 8:17)

 

CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH

 

When you look for me, you will find me. Yes, when you seek me with all your heart. (Jer 29:13)

 

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel;

he has come to his people and set them free.

He has raised up for us a mighty savior,

born of the house of his servant David.

 

Through his holy prophets he promised of old

that he would save us from our enemies,

from the hands of all who hate us.

 

He promised to show mercy to our fathers

and to remember his holy covenant.

 

This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham:

to set us free from the hands of our enemies,

free to worship him without fear,

holy and righteous in his sight

all the days of our life.

 

You, my child, shall be called the prophet

of the Most High;

for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,

to give his people knowledge of salvation

by the forgiveness of their sins.

 

In the tender compassion of our God

the dawn from on high shall break upon us,

to shine on those who dwell in darkness

and the shadow of death,

and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

 

Glory to the Father…

 

INTERCESSIONS

 

Wisdom is as wisdom does. Let us pray to the source of wisdom to make us wise:

 

R/Grant us wisdom of heart.

 

You are present always and everywhere:

– grant that we may seek and find you in all things. R/

 

You are the peace at the heart of all quarrels:

– grant that we may seek and find you as the source of reconciliation. R/

 

You are the light in the midst of all darkness:

– grant that we may seek and find you as we struggle to make right decisions. R/

 

(Personal intentions)

 

Our Father….

 

O God of wisdom, you call us to keep watch for the coming of Christ. Grant us the wisdom to await him, to recognize him in his coming, and to prefer him above all else, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

Raphael Benedict

Raphael Benedict

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