The Fate of Nations Forgetful of God

Psalm 9 Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)

God’s Power and Justice

To the choirmaster: according to Muthlabben. A Psalm of David.

15 The nations have sunk in the pit which they made; in the net which they hid has their own foot been caught.16 The Lord has made himself known, he has executed judgment; the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands. Higgaion. Selah

17 The wicked shall depart to Sheol, all the nations that forget God.

18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten, and the hope of the poor shall not perish for ever.

19 Arise, O Lord! Let not man prevail; let the nations be judged before thee! 20 Put them in fear, O Lord! Let the nations know that they are but men! Selah



REGINA CÆLI (for Easter Time) By Gregory V (+998)
V. Regína cæli lætáre. Allelúia.
R. Quia quem meruísti portáre. Allelúia.
V. Resurréxit, sicut dixit. Allelúia.
R. Ora pro nobis Deum. Allelúia.
V. Gaude et lætáre, Virgo María. Allelúia.
R. Quia surréxit Dóminus vere. Allelúia.
Deus, qui per resurrectiónem Fílii tui Dómini nostri Iesu Christi mundum lætificáre dignátus es: præsta, quæsumus; ut per eius Genetrícem Vírginem Maríam perpétuæ capiámus gáudia vitæ. Per Christum Dóminum nostrum.
R. Amen.

V. O Queen of heaven, rejoice! Alleluia.
R. For whom you did merit to bear, Alleluia.
V. Has risen as he said, Alleluia.
R. Pray for us to God, Alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, Alleluia.
R. For the Lord has risen indeed, Alleluia.
Lets us pray:
God our Father, you give joy to the world by the resurrection of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Through the prayers of his mother, the Virgin Mary, bring us to the happiness of eternal life. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
R. Amen.

Regina Coeli con Benedetto XVI – YouTube


This messianic psalm should inspire us with courage to persevere in spite of attacks of the devil against the kingdom of God on earth. It also reminds us that our hope comes from our being children of God. | Handbook of Prayers | Rev. James Socias, Publisher | MTF

Psalm 2

Revised   Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)

God’s Promise to His Anointed

Why do the nations conspire,
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the Lord and his anointed, saying,
“Let us burst their bonds asunder,
and cast their cords from us.”

He who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord   has them in derision.
Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
“I have set my king
on Zion, my holy hill.”

I will tell of the decree of the Lord:
He said to me, “You are my son,
today I have begotten you.
Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
You shall break them with a rod of iron,
and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”

10 Now therefore, O kings, be wise;
be warned, O rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord   with fear,
with trembling 12 kiss his feet,
lest he be angry, and you perish in the way;
for his wrath is quickly kindled.

Prayers for today, Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sunday, we worship, turning to G_d, our Father, in Spirit and in Truth [the Son], so that in the coming week, we face each other as brothers (and sisters), as sons in the Son.

The   Our Father

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. Amen.

The Hail Mary

Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death. Amen.

The   Glory be

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.

To   St. Michael the Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Useful Psalms for these days

Psalm   9

Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)


God’s Power and Justice

To the choirmaster: according to Muthlabben. A Psalm of David.

9 I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;
      I will tell of all thy wonderful deeds.
  I will be glad and exult in thee,
      I will sing praise to thy name, O Most High.

When my enemies turned back,
      they stumbled and perished before thee.
  For thou hast maintained my just cause;
      thou hast sat on the throne giving righteous   judgment.

Thou hast rebuked the nations, thou hast destroyed the wicked;
      thou hast blotted out their name for ever and ever.
  The enemy have vanished in everlasting ruins;
      their cities thou hast rooted out;
      the very memory of them has perished.

But the Lord   sits enthroned for ever,
      he has established his throne for judgment;
  and he judges the world with righteousness,
      he judges the peoples with equity.

The Lord is a   stronghold for the oppressed,
      a stronghold in times of trouble.
  10 And those who know thy name put their trust in thee,
      for thou, O Lord,   hast not forsaken those who seek thee.

11 Sing praises to the Lord,   who dwells in Zion!
      Tell among the peoples his deeds!
  12 For he who avenges blood is mindful of them;
      he does not forget the cry of the afflicted.

13 Be gracious to me, O Lord!
      Behold what I suffer from those who hate me,
      O thou who liftest me up from the gates of death,

14 that I may recount all thy praises,
      that in the gates of the daughter of Zion
      I may rejoice in thy deliverance.

15 The nations have sunk in the pit which they made;
      in the net which they hid has their own foot been   caught.
  16 The Lord has   made himself known, he has executed judgment;
      the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands.Higgaion.   Selah

17 The wicked shall depart to Sheol,
      all the nations that forget God.

18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten,
      and the hope of the poor shall not perish for ever.

19 Arise, O Lord!   Let not man prevail;
      let the nations be judged before thee!
  20 Put them in fear, O Lord!
      Let the nations know that they are but men!Selah



Psalm 10


Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)

Prayer for Deliverance from Enemies

10 Why dost thou stand afar   off, O Lord?
      Why   dost thou hide thyself in times of trouble?
  In arrogance the   wicked hotly pursue the poor;
      let   them be caught in the schemes which they have devised.

For the wicked boasts of   the desires of his heart,
      and   the man greedy for gain curses and renounces the Lord.
  In the pride of   his countenance the wicked does not seek him;
      all   his thoughts are, “There is no God.”

His ways prosper at all   times;
      thy   judgments are on high, out of his sight;
      as   for all his foes, he puffs at them.
  He thinks in his   heart, “I shall not be moved;
      throughout   all generations I shall not meet adversity.”

His mouth is filled with   cursing and deceit and oppression;
      under   his tongue are mischief and iniquity.
  He sits in ambush   in the villages;
      in   hiding places he murders the innocent.

His   eyes stealthily watch for the hapless,
      he   lurks in secret like a lion in his covert;
  he lurks that he may seize the poor,
      he   seizes the poor when he draws him into his net.

10 The hapless is crushed,   sinks down,
      and   falls by his might.
  11 He thinks in his   heart, “God has forgotten,
      he   has hidden his face, he will never see it.”

12 Arise, O Lord; O God, lift up thy hand;
      forget   not the afflicted.
  13 Why does the   wicked renounce God,
      and   say in his heart, “Thou wilt not call to account”?

14 Thou   dost see; yea, thou dost note trouble and vexation,
      that   thou mayst take it into thy hands;
  the hapless commits himself to thee;
      thou   hast been the helper of the fatherless.

15 Break thou the arm of   the wicked and evildoer;
      seek   out his wickedness till thou find none.
  16 The Lord is king for ever and ever;
      the   nations shall perish from his land.

17 O Lord, thou wilt hear the desire of the meek;
      thou   wilt strengthen their heart, thou wilt incline thy ear
  18 to do justice to   the fatherless and the oppressed,
      so   that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more.


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V. Let us pray for our Sovereign Pontiff Francis

R. The LORD preserve him and give him life, and make him blessed upon earth, and deliver him not to the will of his enemies.

cf. Handbook of Prayers, Rev. James Socias, Publisher.

This was my prayer posted on this blog on March 15, 2013.

Hello, is anyone out there?

Can anyone answer me?

Will the media ask the Pope?

Among the Prelates: any St, Paul?

I would be grateful to know: how will the LORD answer this prayer should the Pope set himself up as the LORD’s enemy?

Who can deliver anyone from the hand of the LORD?

Those with wisdom, please answer!