Sunday, January 4, 2015

Prayer: From the Malbarese Rite

Lord Jesus, you are the brightness of the Father's glory, the image of the one that begot you; you appeared in our flesh and enlightened our soul by the light of your life-giving gospel. We praise and worship and glorify you. With your sacred wisdom, make me wise, O Lord, and grant that I may serve you by keeping your vivifying and divine commandments entirely and always.


  1. There is a beautiful and meaningful flow to this prayer from acknowledging the greatness of our Lord, then praising and worshipping Him and then making the request for wisdom. Too often we make a request without acknowledging who God is. This really spoke to me this morning. Thank you.

    1. It is always polite to address the person before speaking, yes? We have to acknowledge who God is before us and who we are before God as we begin our daily conversation.