Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Prayers & Reflections for April 27

The Armor of God
Reflections and Prayers for Wartime

Occasional Prayers


Thou, Master, hast given the power of sovereignty to men through Thy excellent and inexpressible might, that we may know the glory and honor given to them by Thee, and be subject to them, in agreement with Thy Will. And to them, Lord, grant health, peace, concord, firmness that they may administer the government which Thou hast given them without offence.

For Thou, heavenly Master, king of eternity, hast given to the sons of men glory and honor and power over the things which are on the earth; do Thou, O Lord, direct their counsels according to that which is "good and pleasing" before Thee, that they may administer with piety in peace and gentleness the power given to them by Thee, and may find mercy in thine eyes.

O Thou who alone art able to do these things and far better things for us, we praise Thee through Jesus Christ, the High Priest and Guardian of our souls, through Whom be glory and majesty to Thee, both now and for all generations and for ever and ever. Amen.

-Pope Clement.

[Continued tomorrow]
The Armor of God
Reflections and Prayers for Wartime

by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Fulton J. Sheen
(C) 1943, P.J. Kenedy & Sons

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