David Allen, of Mary Immaculate of Lourdes parish, explores the spiritual depth of the collect prayers found and read in the Roman Missal, bringing insight into the structure of the prayer, relevant scriptural and historic background, and offers contemporary contexts where helpful.
|First Collect for Advent||
May we receive O Lord, Your mercy in the midst of Your temple, so that we may prepare for the coming solemnity of our healing with fitting honors, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
|Collect for the feast of St. John Henry Newman||
O God, who bestowed on the Priest Blessed John Henry Newman the grace to follow Your kindly light and find peace in Your Church, graciously grant that through his intercession and example we may be led out of shadows and images into the fullness of Your truth. Through our Lord, etc. Amen.
|Collect for the feast of Pope Saint John Paul II||
Oh God who are rich in mercy, and who willed that blessed John Paul II should preside as pope over Your Universal Church, grant we pray that instructed by his teaching, that we my open our hearts to the saving grace of Christ, the sole redeemer of mankind, who lives and reigns for ever and ever, amen.
|Collect for the feast of Saint Padre Pio||
Almighty, Everliving God, who by a singular grace gave the priest saint Pious, gave a share in the cross of your Son, and by the means of his ministry renewed the wonders of your mercy. Grant that through his intercession, we may be united constantly to sufferings of Christ, and so brought happily to the glory of the resurrection. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
|Holy Guardian Angels Collect||
O God, Who in Your unfathomable providence, are pleased to send Your holy angels to guard us, hear our supplication as we cry to You, that we may always be defended by their protection and rejoice eternally in their company, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
|Our Lady of Sorrows Collect||
O God, Who willed that when Your Son was lifted high on the Cross, His mother should stand close by and share his suffering. Grant that your church participating with the Virgin Mary in the Passion of Christ, may merit a share in His resurrection who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.
|Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Collect||
Almighty Ever-living God, who assumed the immaculate Virgin Mary, the mother of Your Son, body and soul, into heavenly glory, grant, we pray, that always attentive to the things above, we may merit to be sharers of her glory, through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
|Precious Blood Post-Communion Collect||
Admitted to the sacred table, O Lord, we have drawn water in gladness from the fountain of the Savior; may His Blood, we beseech Thee, become unto us a well of water springing up unto everlasting life. Who with Thee liveth and reigneth, etc. Amen.
|Precious Blood prayer over the Offerings||
As we offer our oblation to Your majesty, O Lord, may we draw near in these mysteries to Jesus, The Mediator of the New Covenant, and celebrate anew the sprinkling of His blood, in which lies all our salvation, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
|Precious Blood Collect||
As we offer our oblation to Your majesty, O Lord, may we draw near in these mysteries to Jesus, the Mediator of the New Covenant, and celebrate anew the sprinkling of His Blood, in which lies all our salvation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. PRECIOUS BLOOD PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGS Missale Romanum 1970(MR ‘70)