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In Honor of Saint Paul (prayer)

dal sito:

http://catholicism.about.com/od/prayers/qt/Honor_of_Paul.htm

In Honor of Saint Paul
A Prayer From the Coptic Liturgy

his remarkable prayer is drawn from the ancient liturgy of the Coptic Church, the original Christian Church of Egypt. Recalling God’s conversion of Saint Paul from a persecutor of Christianity to one of the greatest evangelists of the Christian Faith, the prayer asks God to confirm us in our own faith and to make us true witnesses of the Gospel.

In Honor of Saint Paul

O God of knowledge and giver of wisdom, who bringest to light the hidden things of darkness, and givest the word unto them that preach the gospel with great power, who of Thy goodness didst call Paul, who was sometime a persecutor, to be a chosen vessel, and wast pleased in him, that he should become a chosen apostle and preacher of the gospel of Thy kingdom, O Christ our God. Thee also do we now entreat, O Thou good and that lovest man. Graciously grant unto us and unto all Thy people a mind without wandering and a clear understanding, that we may learn and understand how profitable are Thy holy teachings, which are now come unto us by him; and even as he was made like unto Thee, the leader unto life, so make us to be like unto him in deed and doctrine, that we may glorify Thy holy Name and ever glory in Thy Cross. And Thou art He unto whom we ascribe praise and glory and worship, the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost, now and ever and unto the ages of all ages. Amen.

To Saint Paul for Perseverance (prayer)

dal sito:

http://catholicism.about.com/od/prayers/qt/Paul_Persevere.htm

To Saint Paul for Perseverance
A Prayer to Saint Paul, Apostle to the Gentiles

this prayer to Saint Paul, we pray for the grace to persevere in the Christian Faith. Saint Paul himself suffered greatly for his witness to Christ, even, in the end, giving his life in martyrdom on June 29, 67, when he was beheaded outside of the gates of Rome.

To Saint Paul for Perseverance

O glorious Saint Paul, who, from being a persecutor of the Christian name, didst become its most zealous Apostle, and who, to carry the knowledge of Jesus, our divine Saviour, to the uttermost parts of the earth, didst joyfully suffer prison, scourgings, stonings, shipwreck, and all manner of persecutions, and who didst finish thy course by shedding the last drop of thy blood: obtain for us the grace to accept, as favors bestowed by the mercy of God, the infirmities, sufferings, and misfortunes of this life, that we may not grow slack in our service of God by reason of these vicissitudes of our exile, but that we may the rather show ourselves ever more devoted. Amen.

V. Pray for us, Saint Paul the Apostle.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.

O God, who hast caught the multitude of the Gentiles by the preaching of blessed Paul the Apostle: grant unto us, we beseech Thee, that we who keep his memory sacred, may feel the might of his intercession before Thee. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Mary, did you know (preghiera e canto, link al canto)

questo è un canto, lo capisco io…se andate sul sito lo sentite cantato, adesso metto anche l’immagine di Maria, è quella che ho messo in piccolo per la setimana liturgica, dal sito:

http://www.wrensworld.com/marydiduknow.htm
Mary, did you know
That your baby boy
Would someday walk on water?
Mary did you know
That your baby boy
Will save our sons and daughters?
Did you know
That your baby boy
Has come to make you new?
This child that you’ve delivered
Will soon deliver you.

Mary did you know
That your baby boy
Will give sight to a blind man?
Mary did you know
That your baby boy
Will calm the storm with his hand?
Did you know that your baby boy
Has walked where angels trod?
When you kiss your little baby
You’ve kissed the face of God.
The blind will see
The deaf will hear
The dead will live again
The lame will leap
The dumb will speak
The praises of the Lamb

Mary did you know
That your baby boy
Is Lord of all creation?
Mary did you know
That your baby boy
Will one day rule the nations?
Did you know
That your baby boy
Is heaven’s perfect Lamb?
This sleeping child you’re holding
Is the Great I Am

La cathédrale de St. Paul (Minnesota) élevée au rang de sanctuaire national (francese, inglese, link)

La cathédrale de St. Paul (Minnesota) élevée au rang de sanctuaire national

storia ed immagini, in francese, l’originale, al quale ci si può collegare, in inglese:

http://americatho.over-blog.com/article-32757562.html

Münster Cathedral (St. Paulus Dom) [English text]

Münster Cathedral (St. Paulus Dom)

in realtà c’è solo una statua di San Paolo all’interno di un calendario astronomico, però è tutto molto interessante, da vedere: 

http://www.sacred-destinations.com/germany/munster-cathedral.htm

SAINT PAUL HYMN: O CHRIST, YOUR CHOSEN VESSEL

dal sito:

http://www.hbgdiocese.org/yosp

SAINT PAUL HYMN

O CHRIST, YOUR CHOSEN VESSEL

This hymn can be sung to the tune used for Aurelia
Meter: 76 76 (The Church’s One Foundation)


O Christ, your chosen vessel
Did carry forth your name
In mission to all people
The Gospel to proclaim.
He preached with grace resounding,
Becoming all to all,
And we with praise abounding
In thanks acclaim Saint Paul.

Apostle to the nations,
Although in speech unskilled,
He laid the strong foundations
So others then could build.
His call for no division,
To seek the things above,
Has given us the vision:
One body bound by love.

If one part comes to suffer,
The others feel the pain,
If one receives an honor,
We all the joy obtain.
The parts were thus intended –
Together to be one.
All strife should then be ended
In you, the Father’s Son.

To you, with God the Father,
And Spirit, ever one,
We give with Paul our brother
The praise for marvels done.
Conformed in imitation,
May we from factions cease
And spread with jubilation
His words of grace and peace.

Text by Father Andrew Hofer, O.P. All rights reserved.
May be reproduced for ecclesiastical use.

St. Paul and Prayer

dal sito:

http://www.yearofsaintpaul.com/paul-and-prayer.html

St. Paul and Prayer 

We can see from St. Paul’s letters that prayer was an important part of his life. He prayed because God was the center of his universe. “For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.” (Romans 11:36) “Pray without ceasing,” he told the Thessalonians, “In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:17–18)

Paul addresses his prayer to God the Father, in the name of Jesus, and by the power of the Holy Spirit: “In the same way, the Spirit too comes to the aid of our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit itself intercedes with inexpressible groanings.” (Romans 8:26) Paul rarely prays for worldly things like health, prosperity, or healing. These things don’t last. He says that “we look not to what is seen but to what is unseen; for what is seen is transitory, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18)

Ephesians offers a good summary of Pauline prayer,

“. . . that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the holy ones what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:17–19)

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