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Jesus Christ prays for us, prays in us, and it is to Him who we direct our prayers
Jesus Christ prays for us, prays in us, and it is also to Him whom we direct our prayers
Jesus Christ prays for us, prays in us, and it is also to Him whom we direct our prayers
Jesus Christ prays for us, prays in us, and it is also to Him whom we direct our prayers
 
 
 

 
 

The Crucifixion of Jesus by Philippe de Champaigne (1602-1674); 1644-46; commons.wikimedia.org
 
 
Jesus Christ prays for us, prays in us, and it is to Him who we direct our prayers
From a commentary on the Psalms by Saint Augustine, Bishop
(Ps. 85, 1: CCL 39, 1176-1177)

The greatest gift God could grant to men is to make it so that His Word, through which He created all things, become their head, uniting them to it as if they were His members, so that the Son of God would also be the Son of all men; only one God as the Father, only one Man with all men. In this way, when we speak with God in prayer, the Son is united to us and, when the body of the Son pleads, He does so, being united to His head; this accomplishes that the only Savior of our body, our Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, prays for us, prays in us, and at the same time it is to Him to whom we direct our prayer.

He prays for us as our own priest; He prays in us, as our head; He receives our prayer, as our God.

Let us then recognize our own voice in Him and His own voice in ours. And, when we find any affirmation referencing our Lord Jesus Christ, above all regarding prophecies on Him, that seem to belong to a condition of lowliness unworthy of God, let us not hesitate to attribute this condition to the One whom did not hesitate to unite Himself with us.

He is served by every creature, because through Him every creature was made. For this, let us contemplate His Sublimity and Divinity when we hear: Already at the beginning of all things the Word existed, and the Word was with God and the Word was God; already at the beginning the Word was with God; by the Word all things began to exist, and none of the things that existed began to be without the Word. However, all those who contemplate this Divinity of the Son of God, which surpasses and transcends in an absolute manner all creatures, no matter how sublime they may be, also hear Him, in other places in Scripture, sighing and supplicating, as if He recognized Himself as a convict or prisioner of our fallen humanity.

And, we doubt whether to attribute these expressions to Him by the fact that our mind, which has just finished contemplating Him in His divinity, resists to descend to His abasement, and thinks it is injuring Him by admitting human expressions to the One who has just directed His prayer as God. And so, in this way, our mind doubts many times and struggles to change the meaning of the words of Scripture. In doing this, the only thing our mind finds in the Scriptures is the recourse to Him, so as to not err regarding Him.

Therefore, may our faith become awakened and viligant. Let us realize that the same One whom we contemplated a little while ago in His condition as God took on the condition of a slave, making Himself similar to men and appearing as a man. In addition, He humiliated Himself, obedient until death. And, nailed on the Cross, He wanted to make His own the words of the Psalm: My God, My God, why have you abandoned me?

Therefore, let us pray to Him by virtue of His condition as God; He then prays in His condition as slave; by His Divine condition He is Creator; by His condition as a slave He is created; having assumed, immutable, the mutable creature, and making us with Him Only One Man, Head and Body. Let us thus pray to Him, for Him and in Him; let us speak with Him and He will speak in us.


PRAYER
Most merciful God, illuminate the hearts of Your children who try to purify themselves by the penitence of Lent and, since You already infuse in us the desire to serve You with love, deign to listen, paternally, to our pleas. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit and is God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Translated from the Spanish by Jan Paul von Wendt - ligurgiasdelashoras.org.ar

 
Jesus Christ prays for us, prays in us, and it is to Him who we direct our prayers
From a commentary on the Psalms by Saint Augustine, Bishop
(Ps. 85, 1: CCL 39, 1176-1177)

The greatest gift God could grant to men is to make it so that His Word, through which He created all things, become their head, uniting them to it as if they were His members, so that the Son of God would also be the Son of all men; only one God as the Father, only one Man with all men. In this way, when we speak with God in prayer, the Son is united to us and, when the body of the Son pleads, He does so, being united to His head; this accomplishes that the only Savior of our body, our Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, prays for us, prays in us, and at the same time it is to Him to whom we direct our prayer.

He prays for us as our own priest; He prays in us, as our head; He receives our prayer, as our God.

Let us then recognize our own voice in Him and His own voice in ours. And, when we find any affirmation referencing our Lord Jesus Christ, above all regarding prophecies on Him, that seem to belong to a condition of lowliness unworthy of God, let us not hesitate to attribute this condition to the One whom did not hesitate to unite Himself with us.

He is served by every creature, because through Him every creature was made. For this, let us contemplate His Sublimity and Divinity when we hear: Already at the beginning of all things the Word existed, and the Word was with God and the Word was God; already at the beginning the Word was with God; by the Word all things began to exist, and none of the things that existed began to be without the Word. However, all those who contemplate this Divinity of the Son of God, which surpasses and transcends in an absolute manner all creatures, no matter how sublime they may be, also hear Him, in other places in Scripture, sighing and supplicating, as if He recognized Himself as a convict or prisioner of our fallen humanity.

And, we doubt whether to attribute these expressions to Him by the fact that our mind, which has just finished contemplating Him in His divinity, resists to descend to His abasement, and thinks it is injuring Him by admitting human expressions to the One who has just directed His prayer as God. And so, in this way, our mind doubts many times and struggles to change the meaning of the words of Scripture. In doing this, the only thing our mind finds in the Scriptures is the recourse to Him, so as to not err regarding Him.

Therefore, may our faith become awakened and viligant. Let us realize that the same One whom we contemplated a little while ago in His condition as God took on the condition of a slave, making Himself similar to men and appearing as a man. In addition, He humiliated Himself, obedient until death. And, nailed on the Cross, He wanted to make His own the words of the Psalm: My God, My God, why have you abandoned me?

Therefore, let us pray to Him by virtue of His condition as God; He then prays in His condition as slave; by His Divine condition He is Creator; by His condition as a slave He is created; having assumed, immutable, the mutable creature, and making us with Him Only One Man, Head and Body. Let us thus pray to Him, for Him and in Him; let us speak with Him and He will speak in us.


PRAYER
Most merciful God, illuminate the hearts of Your children who try to purify themselves by the penitence of Lent and, since You already infuse in us the desire to serve You with love, deign to listen, paternally, to our pleas. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit and is God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Translated from the Spanish by Jan Paul von Wendt - ligurgiasdelashoras.org.ar



 
 
 
 
Jesus Christ prays for us, prays in us, and it is also to Him whom we direct our prayers - from a commentary on the Psalms by Saint Augustine (354-430), Bishop


 
 

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OUR FATHER

Our Father, Who Art In Heaven
Hallowed Be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy Will be done
On earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
Liberate us from all temptation[*]
And deliver us from all evil. Amen



[*] Liberate us is in keeping with the original Latin text.
       God usually does not "lead us" to temptation
       (unless we are tested),
       but gives us the grace to overcome and/or resist it
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HAIL MARY

Hail Mary, full of grace
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art though among women,
And blessed is the fruit
Of thy womb, Jesus.
 
Holy Mary, Mary of God
Pray for us sinners
Now, and in the hour
Of our death. Amen


 
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APOSTLE'S CREED

I believe in God, the Father Almighty Creator of Heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ, His Only Son, our Lord;
Who was conceived by the
[work and grace of the] Holy Ghost,[*]
Born of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended into the Dead.[**]
On the third day, He rose again;
He ascended into Heaven,
And sits at the right hand of God,
the Father Almighty.
From thence he shall come to judge
the living and the dead.
 
I believe in the Holy Ghost,[*]
The Holy Catholic Church,
The communion of saints,
The forgiveness of sins.
The resurrection of the body,
And life everlasting. Amen


[*] Holy Ghost: may be substituted with the current Holy Spirit.
[**] the Dead: "inferi", the underworld or the dead in Latin.
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GLORIA

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost[*],
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen

[*] Holy Ghost: may be substituted with the current Holy Spirit.
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DE PROFUNDIS

Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord:
Lord, hear my voice.
Let Thine ears be attentive
to the voice of my supplication.

If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities:
Lord, who shall abide it.
For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness:
and because of Thy law,
I have waited for Thee, O Lord.

My soul hath waited on His word:
my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
From the morning-watch even until night,
let Israel hope in the Lord.

For with the Lord there is mercy:
and with Him plenteous redemption.
And He shall redeem Israel
from all her iniquities.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost[*],
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen

[*] Holy Ghost: may be substituted with the current Holy Spirit.
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DE PROFUNDIS

Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord:
Lord, hear my voice.
Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice
of my supplication.

If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities:
Lord, who shall abide it.
For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness:
and because of Thy law,
I have waited for Thee, O Lord.

My soul hath waited on His word:
my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
From the morning-watch even until night,
let Israel hope in the Lord.

For with the Lord there is mercy:
and with Him plenteous redemption.
And He shall redeem Israel
from all his iniquities.

V. Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord.
R. And let perpetual light shine upon them.
V. From the gate of hell.
R. Deliver their souls, O Lord.
V. May then rest in peace.
R. Amen.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto Thee.
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with Thy Spirit.

(50 days indulgence to all who pray the De Profundis with V. and R.
"Requiem aeternam" (Eternal Rest) three times a day.
Pope Leo XIII, February 3, 1888)


Let us pray:
O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all
the faithful, we beseech Thee to grant
to the souls of Thy servants the remission
of their sins, so that by our prayers
they may obtain pardon for which they long.
O Lord, who lives and reigns,
world without end. Amen

May they rest in peace. Amen

CERRAR
SIGUIENTE
PADRE NUESTRO

Padre Nuestro,
que estas en los Cielos
Santificado sea Tu Nombre;
Venga a nosotros tu Reino;
Hágase Tu Voluntad
en la tierra como en el cielo.
Danos hoy nuestro pan de cada día;
Perdona nuestras ofensas,
Como también nosotros
perdonamos a los que nos ofenden,
No nos dejes caer en la tentación,
y líbranos del mal. Amén
 
CERRAR
SIGUIENTE
AVE MARÍA

Dios te salve, María,
llena eres de gracia;
El Señor es Contigo;
Bendita Tú eres
entre todas las mujeres,
Y bendito es el fruto
De tu vientre, Jesús.
 
Santa María,
Madre de Dios,
Ruega por nosotros
pecadores,
Ahora y en la hora
De nuestra muerte.
Amén
 
CERRAR
CREDO

Creo en Dios, Padre Todopoderoso,
Creador del cielo y de la tierra.
Creo en Jesucristo,
Su único Hijo, Nuestro Señor,
Que fue concebido por obra
y gracia del Espíritu Santo,
Nació de la Santa María Virgen;
Padeció bajo el poder de Poncio Pilato,
Fue crucificado, muerto y sepultado,
Descendió a los infiernos,
Al tercer día resucitó de entre los muertos,
Subió a los cielos
Y está sentado a la derecha de Dios,
Padre Todopoderoso.
Desde allí ha de venir a juzgar
a los vivos y a los muertos.

Creo en el Espíritu Santo,
La Santa Iglesia Católica,
La comunión de los santos,
El perdón de los pecados,
La resurrección de la carne
Y la vida eterna. Amén
 
 
CERRAR
DE PROFUNDIS

Desde lo hondo a Ti grito, Señor; Señor,
escucha mi voz;
Estén Tus oidos atentos
a la voz de mi súplica.

Si llevas cuenta de los delitos, Señor,
¿quién podrá resistir?
Pero de ti procede el perdón,
y así infundes respeto.
Mi alma espera en el Señor.

Espera en su palabra;
mi alma aguarda al Señor,
más que el centinela la aurora.
Aguarda Israel al Señor.

Como el centinela la aurora;
porque del Señor viene la misericordia.
la redención copiosa;
y Él redimirá a Israel de todos sus delitos.

Gloria al Padre, al Hijo y al
Espíritu Santo,
como es desde el principio,
es ahora y será por los siglos de los siglos.
Amén

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GLORIA

Gloria al Padre, al Hijo y al
Espíritu Santo,
como es desde el principio,
es ahora y será por los siglos de los siglos.
Amén

CERRAR
DE PROFUNDIS

Desde lo hondo a Ti grito, Señor;
Señor, escucha mi voz;
Estén Tus oidos atentos a
la voz de mi súplica.

Si llevas cuenta de los delitos, Señor,
¿quién podrá resistir?

Pero de ti procede el perdón,
y así infundes respeto.
Mi alma espera en el Señor.

Espera en su palabra;
mi alma aguarda al Señor,
más que el centinela la aurora.
Aguarda Israel al Señor.

Como el centinela la aurora;
porque del Señor viene la misericordia,
la redención copiosa;
y Él redimirá a Israel de todos sus delitos.

V. Dadles, Señor, a todas las almas
el descanso eterno.
R. Y haced lucir sobre ellas
vuestra eterna luz.
V. Que en paz descansen.
R. Amén.