Gathering Closing Prayer

 

V- Versicle, recited by priest, leader or chanters

R- Response, recited by congregation

All- Entire congregation

 

V. Lord, have mercy on us.

R. Christ, have mercy on us.

V. Lord, have mercy on us.

Our Father (in secret)

V. And lead us not into temptation,

R. But deliver us from evil.

V. Confirm, O God, the work you have wrought in us,

R. From your holy temple, which is in Jerusalem.

V. O Lord, hear my prayer,

R. And let my cry come unto you.

V. The Lord be with you.

R. And with your spirit.

V. Let us pray:

All.  Grant us, we beseech you, O Lord, * the help of your grace, * that with your aid we may accomplish * what we know you have appointed us to perform.

We give you thanks, almighty God, * for all your benefits, * who live and reign world without end. Amen.

V. Let us pray for our benefactors,

R. Vouchsafe, O Lord, * to reward with eternal life all who for your name’s sake do us good. Amen.

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V. Let us pray for our sick brothers and sisters,

R. O Lord, give them health of soul and body and resignation to your holy will.

V. For our absent brothers and sisters; O Lord, grant our brothers and sisters afar your fatherly protection.

R. My they find help from you in all the vicissitudes of life. * Give them the strength to be witnesses for you * by a genuine Franciscan life, * and keep them in the love of our holy father Francis, * keeping the bond of union with us and with all men. * Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

V. For the internal and external growth of our Order; O God, who when the world was growing cold, called Blessed Francis to enkindle the fire of your love in the hearts of men, increase in us the warmth of your Holy Spirit.

R. Increase also, we beseech you, * the number of our brothers and sisters, * so that, through them and all others living a Christian life, * the world may be made worthy to receive Peace and Welfare * and give glory to you. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

 

V. Let us pray for our departed brothers and sisters___________________________________ 

Antiphon

V. If you, O Lord, will mark iniquities, Lord, who shall stand it?

Psalm 129

R. Out of the depths I cry unto you, O Lord, * Lord hear by voice.

V. Let your ears become attentive * to the voice of my supplication.

R. If you, O Lord, keep the memory of the offenses, * Lord, who shall stand it?

V. But with you there is forgiveness of sins, * so that you are served with reverential fear.

R. I hope in the Lord. * My soul hopes in his word.

V. My soul longs for the Lord, * more than watchmen for the dawn.

R. More than watchmen for the dawn, * Israel longs for the Lord,

V. Because with the Lord there is mercy, * and with him plentiful redemption.

R. And he shall redeem Israel from all her iniquities.

V. Eternal rest give to them, O Lord.

R. And let perpetual light shine upon them.

 

Antiphon

V. If you, O Lord, will mark iniquities, Lord, who shall stand it? From the gates of Hell,

R. Deliver their souls, O Lord.

V. O Lord, hear my prayer,

R. And let my cry come unto you.

V. The Lord be with you,

R. And with your spirit.

V. Let us pray:

All.  O God, the giver of pardon * and lover of human salvation, we beseech your clemency to grant * that the brethren, relations, and benefactors of our fraternity * who have passed from this world, * may, by the intercession of the blessed Mary ever Virgin and of all your saints, * attain to the fellowship of eternal beatitude.

O God, the creator and redeemer of all the faithful, *grant to the souls of your servants departed * the remission of all their sins, * that through pious supplications they may obtain the pardon they have always desired. * Who live and reign world without end.  Amen.

V. Eternal rest give to them, O Lord.

R. And let perpetual light shine upon them.

V. May they rest in peace.

R. Amen

Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be to gain the Plenary Indulgence for attending the meeting.