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.
|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)
|Corpus Christi Collect||
O God, who in this wonderful Sacrament have left us a memorial of Your Passion, grant us, we pray, so to revere the sacred mysteries of Your Body and Blood that we may always experience in ourselves the fruits of Your redemption. Who live and reign, etc. Amen. CORPUS CHRISTI Missale Romanum 1970(MR ‘70)
O God, Who this day hast taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Ghost, grant that by the gift of the same Spirit we may be always truly wise and ever rejoice in His consolation. Through our Lord…in the unity of the same Holy Ghost…etc. Amen PENTECOST / Missale Romanum […]