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 (Galatians 2:7-20)
Once they saw that the gospel for the uncircumcised had been entrusted to me, just as to Peter the gospel for the circumcised (for he who empowered Peter’s apostolate to the circumcision also empowered mine to the gentiles), and when they acknowledged the grace that had been given to me, then James and Cephas and John, who were the ones recognised as pillars, offered their right hands to Barnabas and to me as a sign of partnership: we were to go to the gentiles and they to the circumcised. They asked nothing more than that we should remember to help the poor, as indeed I was anxious to do in any case. However, when Cephas came to Antioch, then I did oppose him to his face since he was manifestly in the wrong. Before certain people from James came, he used to eat with Gentiles; but as soon as these came, he backed out and kept apart from them, out of fear of the circumcised. And the rest of the Jews put on the same act as he did so that even Barnabas was carried away by their insincerity. When I saw, though, that their behaviour was not true to the gospel, I said to Cephas in front of all of them, ‘Since you, though you are a Jew, live like the Gentiles and not like the Jews, how can you compel the Gentiles to live like the Jews?’ We who were born Jews and not gentile sinners have nevertheless learnt that someone is reckoned as upright not by practicing the Law but by faith in Jesus Christ; and we too came to believe in Christ Jesus so as to be reckoned as upright by faith in Christ and not by practicing the Law: since no human being can be found upright by keeping the Law. Now if we too are found to be sinners on the grounds that we seek our justification in Christ, it would surely follow that Christ was at the service of sin. Out of the question! If I now rebuild everything I once demolished, I prove that I was wrong before. In fact, through the Law, I am dead to the Law so that I can be alive to God. I have been crucified with Christ and yet I am alive; yet it is no longer I, but Christ living in me. The life that I am now living, subject to the limitation of human nature, I am living in faith, faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me.
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 6 PRAYER
Saint Peter the Apostle, you who taught us to recognize the Divinity of JESUS when you proclaimed: “Thou art the Messiah, the SON of the Living GOD”. Obtain for us a true spirit of Faith and a total acceptance of the Revelation. Teach us to love and live in great charity. Protect our families, sanctify our souls, give us that grace we need in every moment of our lives. Glorious Saint Paul, zealous apostle, martyr for the love of Christ! Obtain for us a deep faith, a steadfast hope, and a burning love for our Lord, so that we can proclaim with you, “It is no longer I who live, But Christ who lives in me.” Help us to become apostles, serving the Church with a pure and undivided heart, witnessing to her truth and beauty amidst the darkness of our days. With you, we praise God our Father: ‘To him be the glory, in the Church and in Christ, now and forever.’ (make other particular requests). Amen.
Our Father…10 Hail Marys…Glory be… (For those seeking the ‘fruit of the womb’)
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
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