Sunday, November 24, 2013

A Little Something Extra...Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

A Prayer to Jesus Our King

Jesus our King, the Israelites declared David to be their king; may all people of the world recognize You as their king.

Jesus our King, David shepherded and commanded the Israelites; shepherd Your people and command us as You will.

Jesus our King, the Israelites rejoiced when they went up to the Jerusalem Temple; may we always rejoice when we enter a Church to worship You at Holy Mass. 

Jesus our King, the Israelites were expected to give thanks to the name of the Lord; may we always give thanks to You.

Jesus our King, in You we have redemption and the forgiveness of our sins; may we always reach out to You in repentance and love.

Jesus our King, You are the image of the invisible God and the firstborn of all creation; hold everything and everyone that You have created in Your loving arms.

Jesus our King, You are the Head of Your Body, the Church; preserve us as members of Your Church and draw those who are away from the Church back to their rightful home.

Jesus our King, You made peace by the blood of Your cross; give us that peace always.

Jesus our King, the Jews and the soldiers jeered at You as You hung on the cross; may we learn to exhibit Your patience and love when we are taunted by other people.

Jesus our King, the repentant thief spoke to You with great humility; teach us how to be humble.

Jesus our King, You told the repentant thief, “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise”; may we, too, hear those words at the moment of our death.

Jesus our King, You reign forever and ever; reign in our hearts.


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