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PRAYER TO ST MARTIN DE PORRES FOR EMPLOYMENT

 

Compassionate St Martin de Porres, you were always a generous and dedicated worker. Not one day of your life found you idle. Help me now in these difficult times to find suitable employment. I have no wish to be without work. By your prayers I hope to be given a situation where I can use to the full all the gifts that God has given to me. Intercede for me that I will obtain guidance in seeking out possible opportunities. When I am employed obtain for me the graces to be faithful and diligent for the glory of God, for my own good and that of all people we serve. Ask God to give me health of mind and body and generosity in meeting the needs of others. I ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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TODAY’S BIBLE READING (JOB 42:1-3, 5-6, 12-17)

(Week 26 of the year: Saturday)

HAVING SEEN YOU WITH MY OWN EYES, I RETRACT ALL I HAVE SAID.

Then Job answered the Lord, and said:

I know that thou canst do all things, and no thought is hid from thee.

Who is this that hideth counsel without knowledge? Therefore I have spoken unwisely, and things that above measure exceeded my knowledge.

With the hearing of the ear, I have heard thee, but now my eye seeth thee. Therefore I reprehend myself, and do penance in dust and ashes.

And the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning. And he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.

And he had seven sons, and three daughters.

And he called the name of one Dies, and the name of the second Cassia, and the name of the third Cornustibii.

And there were not found in all the earth women so beautiful as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.

And Job lived after these things, a hundred and forty years, and he saw his children, and his children’s children, unto the fourth generation, and he died an old man, and full of days.

V. The word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.

 
 

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TODAY’S BIBLE READING (JOB 38:1, 12-21, 33-35)

(Week 26 of the year: Friday)

HAVE YOU GIVEN ORDERS TO THE MORNING, OR JOURNEYED ALL THE WAY TO THE SOURCES OF THE SEA?

Then the Lord answered Job out of a whirlwind, and said:

Didst thou since birth command the morning, and shew the dawning of the day its place?

And didst thou hold the extremities of the earth shaking them, and hast thou shaken the ungodly out of it?

The seal shall be restored as clay, and shall stand as a garment:

From the wicked their light shall be taken away, and the high arm shall be broken.

Hast thou entered into the depths of the sea, and walked in the lowest parts of the deep?

Have the gates of death been opened to thee, and hast thou seen the darksome doors?

Hast thou considered the breadth of the earth? tell me, if thou knowest all things?

Where is the way where light dwelleth, and where is the place of darkness:

That thou mayst bring every thing to its own bounds, and understand the paths of the house thereof.

Didst thou know then that thou shouldst be born? and didst thou know the number of thy days?

Then Job answered the Lord, and said:

What can I answer, who hath spoken inconsiderately? I will lay my hand upon my mouth.

One thing I have spoken, which I wish I had not said: and another, to which I will add no more.

V. The word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.

 
 

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TODAY’S BIBLE READING (JOB 19:21-27)

(Week 26 of the year: Thursday)

I KNOW THAT MY AVENGER LIVES.

Have pity on me, have pity on me, at least you my friends, because the hand of the Lord hath touched me.

Why do you persecute me as God, and glut yourselves with my flesh?

Who will grant me that my words may be written? who will grant me that they may be marked down in a book?

With an iron pen and in a plate of lead, or else be graven with an instrument in flint stone?

For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and in the last day I shall rise out of the earth.

And I shall be clothed again with my skin, and in my flesh I shall see my God.

Whom I myself shall see, and my eyes shall behold, and not another: this my hope is laid up in my bosom.

V. The word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.

 
 

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TODAY’S BIBLE READING (JOB 9:1-12, 14-16)

(Week 26 of the year: Wednesday)

HOW CAN MAN BE IN THE RIGHT AGAINST GOD?

And Job answered, and said:

Indeed I know it is so, and that man cannot be justified compared with God.

If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one for a thousand.

He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath resisted him, and hath had peace?

Who hath removed mountains, and they whom he overthrew in his wrath, knew it not.

Who shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble.

Who commandeth the sun and it riseth not: and shutteth up the stars as it were under a seal:

Who alone spreadeth out the heavens, and walketh upon the waves of the sea.

Who maketh Arcturus, and Orion, and Hyades, and the inner parts of the south.

Who doth things great and incomprehensible, and wonderful, of which there is no number.

If he come to me, I shall not see him: if he depart I shall not understand.

If he examine on a sudden, who shall answer him? or who can say: Why dost thou so?

What am I then, that I should answer him, and have words with him?

I, Who although I should have any just thing, would not answer, but would make supplication my judge.

And if he should hear me when I call, I should not believe that he had heard my voice.

V. The word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2014 in Prayers for Ordinary Time

 

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TODAY’S BIBLE READING (JOB 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23)

(Week 26 of the year: Tuesday)

WHY GIVE LIGHT TO A MAN OF GRIEF?

After this Job opened his mouth, and cursed his day,

And he said:

Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said: A man child is conceived.

Why did I not die in the womb, why did I not perish when I came out of the belly?

Why received upon the knees? why suckled at the breasts?

For now I should have been asleep and still, and should have rest in my sleep.

With kings and consuls of the earth, who build themselves solitudes:

Or with princes, that possess gold, and fill their houses with silver:

Or as a hidden untimely birth I should not be, or as they that being conceived have not seen the light.

There the wicked cease from tumult, and there the wearied in strength are at rest.

Why is light given to him that is in misery, and life to them that are in bitterness of soul?

That look for death, and it cometh not, as they that dig for a treasure:

And they rejoice exceedingly when they have found the grave.

To a man whose way is hidden, and God hath surrounded him with darkness?

V. The word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2014 in Prayers for Ordinary Time

 

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TODAY’S BIBLE READING (JOB 1:6-22)

(Week 26 of the year: Monday)

THE LORD GAVE, THE LORD HAS TAKEN BACK. BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD.

Now on a certain day when the sons of God came to stand before the Lord, Satan also was present among them.

And the Lord said to him: Whence comest thou? And he answered and said: I have gone round about the earth, and walked through it.

And the Lord said to him: Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a simple and upright man, and fearing God, and avoiding evil?

And Satan answering, said: Doth Job fear God in vain?

Hast not thou made a fence for him, and his house, and all his substance round about, blessed the works of his hands, and his possession hath increased on the earth?

But stretch forth thy hand a little, and touch all that he hath, and see if he blesseth thee not to thy face.

Then the Lord said to Satan: Behold, all that he hath is in thy hand: only put not forth thy hand upon his person. And Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord.

Now upon a certain day when his sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in the house of their eldest brother,

There came a messenger to Job, and said: The oxen were ploughing, and the asses feeding beside them,

And the Sabeans rushed in, and took all away, and slew the servants with the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell thee.

And while he was yet speaking, another came and said: The fire of God fell from heaven, and striking the sheep and the servants, hath consumed them, and I alone have escaped to tell thee.

And while he also was yet speaking, there came another, and said: The Chaldeans made three troops, and have fallen upon the camels, and taken them, moreover they have slain the servants with the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell thee.

He was yet speaking, and behold another came in, and said: Thy sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in the house of their elder brother:

A violent wind came on a sudden from the side of the desert, and shook the four corners of the house, and it fell upon thy children and they are dead, and I alone have escaped to tell thee.

Then Job rose up, and rent his garments, and having shaven his head fell down upon the ground and worshipped,

And said: Naked I came out of my mother’s womb and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, the Lord hath taken away: as it hath pleased the Lord so is it done: blessed be the name of the Lord.

In all these things Job sinned not by his lips, nor spoke he any foolish thing against God.

V. The word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.

 
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Posted by on September 29, 2014 in Prayers for Ordinary Time

 

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