Sunday, 25 July 2010

Prayer Meme

Mac's (Mulier Fortis) meme has finally caught me via catholic teuchtar Both the teuchtar and Joe against the Volcano have got in there first with choices 1 and 2!

1 - Trisagon Prayers

Part of this Byzantine Catholic Morning Rule of Prayer I usually use.

O Heavenly King, Comforter, Spirit of Truth,
You are everywhere present and fill all things.
Treasury of Blessings and Giver of Life,
come and dwell within us,
cleanse us of all stain,
and save our souls, O gracious Lord.
Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy and Immortal,
have mercy on us. (3 times)
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.
O Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us;
O Lord, cleanse us of our sins;
O Master, forgive our transgressions;
O Holy One, come to us and heal our infirmities for Your
Name's sake.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

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;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Through the prayers of our holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ
our God, have mercy on us. Amen.
Lord, have mercy (12 times)
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

2 - Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy upon me, a sinner

I have a short book by Bishop Kallistos Ware - The Power of the Name

The invocation of the Name if a prayer of the utmost simplicity, accessible to every Christian, but it leads at the same time to the deepest mysteries of contemplation....
No specialized knowledge or training is required before commencing the Jesus Prayer. To the beginner it is sufficient to say: Simply begin. ‘In order to walk one must take a first step; in order to swim one must throw oneself into the water. It is the same with the Invocation of the Name. Begin to pronounce it with adoration and love. Cling only of Jesus himself. Say his Name slowly, softly and quietly.’ ...

It embraces the two chief 'moments' of Christian devotion: the 'moment' of adoration of looking up to God's glory and reaching out to him in love; and the 'moment' of penitence, the sense of unworthyness and sin.

Any article or book that mentions the prayer almost always carries a caution, such as this and it would probably be remiss of me not to point this out

There are some cautions that are in order when practicing the Jesus Prayer.
• First, you should not practice this method of prayer unless you are regularly attending worship services, participating in the Sacraments of the Church, and reading the Scriptures.
• Second, you should not force yourself into the discovery within yourself of the action of the prayer of the heart.
• Third, you should not connect this practice with breathing exercises or other yoga techniques unless you are directed by your spiritual father.
Remember, delusion is your enemy. “An insignificant, unnoticed hope or trust in something outside God can stop the advance of progress... Faith in God is leader, guide, legs and wings.”35 If you begin to think that it is by your efforts that you will find unity with God, you are being deluded and in great spiritual danger.

3- Irish Cemetary Prayer

Go mbeannaí Dia daoibh, a fhoireann,
Go mbeannaí Dia daoibh agus Muire.
Bhí sibhse tamall mar atá sinne,
Beimidne fós mar atá sibhse.
Go rabhaimid go léir fé (faoi) mhaise
Ag Rí geal na cruinne.

May God bless all the company of souls here,
May God and Mary bless you.
You too spent a while here just as we are now
And we too will join you soon.
May we all be adorned in the beauty
of the bright King of heaven

from The Glenstal Book of Prayer

I will tag Infused Knowledge and Cursor Mundi...


Mac McLernon said...

Interesting choices... and many thanks for the link!

Brian said...

Prayer Meme: I've done the deed!