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10 years ago  ::  Nov 06, 2007 - 10:25AM #1
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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,
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.

O Lord, grant me to greet the coming day in peace, help me in all
things to rely upon Your holy will.  In every hour of the day reveal Your will to me.
Bless my dealings with all who surround me.  Teach me to treat all that comes to
throughout the day with peace of soul and with firm conviction that Your will governs all.
In all my deeds and words, guide my thoughts and feelings.  In unforseen events,
let me not forget that all are sent by You.  Teach me to act firmly and wisely, without
embittering and embarrassing others.  Give me strength to bear the fatigue of the
coming day with all that it shall bring.  Direct my will, and teach me to pray.  Amen.

(Knights of Columbus prayer booklet - Prayer Time)
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10 years ago  ::  Nov 08, 2007 - 7:03AM #2
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Hi Steve,

Yes, this is a beautiful prayer.

Do you pray the hours?

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10 years ago  ::  Nov 09, 2007 - 2:45PM #3
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Hi Mysty,

I am following, as best I can, the hours.  I have the individual volumes set, and get the reading supplement each year from a local bookstore.

How about you?
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10 years ago  ::  Nov 10, 2007 - 6:24AM #4
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Hi Steve,

I try to pray them, but I'm not as good as I used to be. I have the one volume set, and read the office readings on-line.  (I understood that the 4 volume set contained all the readings)

I found a Church where they pray most of morning prayer at morning Mass.  I really like this system, and try to get there a few times a week. I really see the benefit of community prayer.

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