Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Catechism of the Day

Returning Thanks

Also, after eating, they shall,
in like manner, reverently and
with folded hands say:

Oh, give thanks unto the LORD, For he is gracious,
and his mercy endureth forever,
who giveth food to all flesh;
who giveth fodder unto the cattle,
and feedeth the young ravens that call upon him.
He hath no pleasure in the strength of an horse.
Neither delighteth he in any man’s legs.
But the LORD’s delight is in them that fear him,
and put their trust in his mercy.

Then shall be said the Lord’s Prayer, and the following:

We thank Thee, Lord God,
Heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
for all Thy benefits,
Who livest and reignest forever and ever. Amen.

Gratiarum Actio

Sic quoque post cibum sumptum ad
eundem modum modeste complicatis
manibus ad mensam assistant et dicant:

Confitemini Domino, quoniam bonus,
quoniam in aeternum misericordia eius,
qui dat escam omni carni,
qui dat iumentis escam ipsorum
et pullis corvorum invocantibus eum.
Non in fortitudine equi voluntatem habebit,
neque in tibiis viri beneplacitum erit ei.
Beneplacitum est Domino super timentes eum et in eis,
qui sperant super misericordia eius.

Deinde addant Orationem Dominicam cum oratione sequenti:

Agimus tibi gratias,
omnipotens Deus,
pro universis beneficiis tuis,
qui vivis et regnas in saecula saeculorum. Amen.

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