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Monday, March 21, 2011

Chaplet of St. Roch

Anglican.  Based on The Song of Creation.

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On the Cross: 
God Our Heavenly Father, You created the world to serve humanity's needs and to lead them to You. By our own fault we have lost the beautiful relationship which we once had with all your creation. Help us to see that by restoring our relationship with You we will also restore it with all Your creation. Give us the grace to see all animals as gifts from You and to treat them with respect for they are Your creation. We pray for all animals who are suffering as a result of our neglect. May the order You originally established be once again restored to the whole world through the merits of Your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ Who lives and reigns with You now and forever. Amen. -- Prayer For Animals, by Brother John Raymond of the Monks of the Adoration
Invitatory Bead: 
Lord God, you teach us that the commandments of heaven are summarized in love of you and love of our neighbor. By following the example of Saint Rocco in practicing works of charity may we be counted among the blessed in your kingdom. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit one God, forever and ever. Amen.
Cruciform Bead: 
O let the earth bless the Lord.--The Song of Creation
Week Beads: 
The Song of Creation - III
1st: O ye mountains and hills, bless ye the Lord;
2nd: O all ye green things upon the earth, bless ye the Lord;
3rd: Praise him and magnify him for ever.
4th: O all ye fowls of the air, bless ye the Lord;
5th: O all ye beasts and cattle, bless ye the Lord;
6th: O ye children of men, bless ye the Lord;
7th: praise him and magnify him for ever.
Exit Cross: 
Dear Lord, you made all the creatures of the earth that we might live together in companionship. May we always care for one another.

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