O God, come to my aid+
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Heavenly Father, we praise and thank you for the lives and missions of St. Peter and St. Paul, ardent apostles of Your beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. As you have enriched them with many graces and gifts, we ask you, Father, to meet our needs, both spiritual and material (ask for the grace you want to achieve). This we ask through the merits of your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and through the intercession of St. Peter and St. Paul. Amen.
Scriptural Reading (Acts 9: 10-20)
There was a disciple in Damascus called Ananias, and he had a vision in which the Lord said to him, ‘Ananias!’ When he replied, ‘Here I am, Lord,’ the Lord said, ‘Get up and go to Straight Street and ask at the house of Judas for someone called Saul, who comes from Tarsus. At this moment he is praying, and has seen a man called Ananias coming in and laying hands on him to give him back his sight.’ But in response, Ananias said, ‘Lord, I have heard from many people about this man and all the harm he has been doing to your holy people in Jerusalem. He has come here with a warrant from the chief priests to arrest everybody who invokes your name.’ The Lord replied, ‘Go, for this man is my chosen instrument to bring my name before gentiles and kings and before the people of Israel; I myself will show him how much he must suffer for my name.’ Then Ananias went. He entered the house, and laid his hands on Saul and said, ‘Brother Saul, I have been sent by the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on your way here, so that you may recover your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.’ It was as though scales fell away from his eyes and immediately he was able to see again. So he got up and was baptized, and after taking some food he regained his strength. After he had spent only a few days with the disciples in Damascus, he began preaching in the synagogues, ‘Jesus is the Son of God.’
The Word of the Lord…
—PAUSE FOR A MOMENT OF MEDITATION—
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
DAY 4 PRAYER
O Prince of the Apostolic Senate, St. Peter! Herald of our Lord! First Pastor of the Faithful! Watch over the Flock entrusted to thee. Lead us through verdant pastures, feeding us with the nourishment of the Word; and lead us, thus fed, into the heavenly fold, whither thou hast already gone. To thee, Peter, have been delivered the Keys of heaven’s gate; and all things, both in heaven and on earth; we acknowledge thy authority, and ask your intercession for our Church and its members in this difficult time. O Saint Paul, fearless preacher and teacher! You communicated the gospel of Christ till the “ends of the earth.” Take us along the paths of wisdom and decisive and transparent dialogue, in the Areopagus of Communication. Lead us along healthy paths of new communication technologies, which generate new relationships in people’s behaviour. Teach us to be present in public spaces, with adequate pastorals, without giving up the Christian identity (make other particular requests). Amen.
Our Father…10 Hail Marys…Glory be… (For singles to be graced with the vocation at the service of communion – Marital life/Priesthood)
BRIEF LITANY OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL
Lord have mercy on us
Christ has mercy on us
Lord have mercy on us
Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles of Christ, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, Holy Martyrs of the Lord, pray for us!
Saints Peter and Paul, Pillars of the Church, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, Proclaimers of the Gospel, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, Models of faith, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, Examples of missionaries, pray for us.
Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, Forgive us O Lord.
Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, Hear us O Lord.
Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, Have mercy on us.
Pray for us, glorious St. Peter and St. Paul, that we may be worthy of Christ’s promises. Amen.
Let Us Pray
O God, who grants us the joy of celebrating St. Peter and St. Paul, the pillars of the Church, disciples, and missionaries of Jesus Christ, instill in us the faith that animated them and the courage and missionary zeal, to love more Our Lord Jesus Christ and make him loved and known to all. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen!
To the glorious Saint Peter, Prince of the Apostles, for being the rock on which God built His Church; To Blessed St. Paul, because he was chosen by God as a preacher of the Truth throughout the world. Grant, we ask, a living Faith, firm Hope and ardent Charity; a total self-emptying, contempt for ‘worldly desires’, patience in adversity, humility in prosperity, attention to prayer, sincere intention at work, diligence in fulfilling obligations, constancy in purposes, conformity with God’s will and perseverance in divine grace until death, so that through your intercession and your glorious merits, overcoming the temptations of the world, the devil and the flesh, we may be worthy to appear before the supreme and eternal Shepherd of souls, Jesus Christ, to enjoy and love eternally He who, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, God forever and ever. Amen.
May the Divine assistance remain always with us, and may the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
Through the intercessions of St. Peter and St. Paul, may Almighty God bless + us, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
- My Catholic Prayers and Devotions
- © Fr. Chinaka Justin Mbaeri, OSJ
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