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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Tuesday of the Fifth week in Ordinary Time

Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), Dominican theologian, Doctor of the Church Prayer before the crucifix

Tuesday of the Fifth week in Ordinary Time

Commentary of the day
 
Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), Dominican theologian, Doctor of the Church Prayer before the crucifix

"This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me"

May I desire nothing apart from you... Grant that I may often turn my heart towards you and, when I falter, weigh my fault contritely with firm purpose of amendment. Grant me, O Lord my God, a watchful heart that no vain thought may lead away from you; a noble heart that no unworthy affection may debase; an upright heart that no evasiveness may turn aside; a firm heart that no adversity may break; a free heart that no forceful passion may master. 

      Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind that knows you, an eagerness that seeks you, a wisdom that finds you, a life that pleases you, a perseverance that expects you confidently and a confidence that endlessly possesses you. Grant me to be afflicted through repentance by what you endured, to use your gifts through grace along the way, to rejoice in your joys especially in our homeland through glory. O You who, being God, live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.

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