Prayer at the Canon of the Catholic Mass
Prayer at the Canon of the Mass
Most merciful Father;
who hast given us Thy only Son to be our daily sacrifice,
incline Thine ears to our prayers and favour our desires;
protect, unite, and govern Thy whole church throughout the world,
pour forth Thy blessing in his present Holiness,
that Prelate who has a particular charge over us,
and all true professors of the Catholic faith.
Prayer at the Canon of the Mass can be prayed silently during the Canon of the Mass, also known as the Eucharistic Prayer. The Canon of the Mass (the prayer the priest says aloud) dates back to the early Church (the 500’s). This prayer comes after the Prayer at the Preface and before the Prayer at the Commemoration of the Living. In the prayer, we recognize Jesus’ sacrifice and we ask God to hear our prayers, to protect and lead the entire Church, and bless our Pope and all Catholics. For further reading about the Canon of the Mass/the Eucharistic Prayer, the Vatican website has an article about it.
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