Sunday, September 13, 2015

May the work of the sacrament have the prevenience

May the working of this heavenly gift, O Lord, we pray,
take possession of our minds and bodies,
so that its effects, and not our own desires,
may always prevail in us.
Through Christ our Lord.

Mentes nostras et corpora possideat,
quaesumus, Domine, doni caelestis operatio,
ut non noster sensus in nobis,
sed eius praeveniat semper effectus.
Per Christum Dominum nostrum.

     Post-Communion, 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Roman Missal.  Substantially the early 8th-century Gelasian sacramentary (Corpus orationum no. 3335 (vol. 5, pp. 150-151), where there are variants; Bruylants II, 677 (p. 189)).

Of our minds and bodies may the working of th[is] heavenly gift
          take possession,
O Lord, we pray,
so that not our inclination[s],
but its effect [upon us] may always in us prevene.
Through Christ our Lord.

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