Sunday, November 21, 2010

He Shall Rule From Sea To Sea

King of Kings by Danny Hahlbohm

The Liturgical Year comes to a close today with the Solemnity of Christ the King. As we begin a new year in the Church, let us begin to prepare ourselves for the coming season of Advent when we prepare for Our Lord's coming both at the end of time and at Christmas.
I offer you on  this great feast the Litany to Christ the King.
May all nations come to love and serve Him.

Litany to Christ the King
The Lamb that was slain is worthy to receive power and divinity and wisdom and strength and honor; 
To Him be glory and empire forever and ever. 

V.He shall rule from sea to sea, and from the river to the ends of the earth. 
R.All kings shall adore Him, all nations shall serve Him. 

Lord, have mercy upon us. 
Christ, have mercy on us. 
Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ the King, hear us. 
Christ the King, graciously hear us. 

Response: May all nations serve Thee, O Lord. 

Thou who did receive crowns and tribute from the Magi, 
Who did rule by love the Holy Family of Nazareth, 
Who as King, served Thy people in the example of filial obedience, 
Who drawest to Thy realm the fishermen to be fishers of men, 
Whose Kingdom is not of the spirit of this world, 
Who art the King not of the Jews alone but of all creation, 
Who was mocked in false purple by the little rulers, 
Who was crowned with piercing thorns, 
Who was nailed to Thy throne on Golgotha, 
Who did ransom Thy people by the royal Sacrifice of Calvary, 
Who did purchase Thy Kingdom with the Blood of Atonement, 
Who in Thy Resurrection were the First-born from the dead, 
Who in Thy glorified body art risen triumphant, 
Who art throned and crowned at the right hand of Thy Father, 
In Whom are all created things in Heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, 
Beneath Whom are all thrones and dominations, 
Beneath Whom are all principalities and power, 
By Whom all things subsist, 
To Whom all the nations of the earth are subject, 
Through Whom all things are reconciled unto Thy Father, 

V.His power shall be an everlasting power, 
R.And His Kingdom a kingdom that shall not be destroyed. 

Response: We beseech Thee, hear us. 

That the peoples of this world may know themselves subject to Thee, 
That they may put of their vainglory, 
That they may dispel the evils laicism has brought upon society, 
That they may hearken to Thy fiat, 
That they may bow their heads before Thee, 
That they may know Thy reign is eternal, 
That they may submit to Thy just and gentle rule, 
That they may recognize Thy Vicar on earth, 
That they may freely accept his rule for Thy sake, 
That they may know that Thy Church, being Thee Thyself, cannot die as nations die, 
That the Gentiles may be restored to mercy, 
That to Christ the King all things may be restored, 
That in the Prince of Peace true peace may by all be found, 

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, 
Spare us, O Christ the King. 

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, 
Hear us, O Christ the King. 

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, 
Have mercy on us. 

V.His power shall be an everlasting power, which shall not be taken away, 
R.And His Kingdom shall not decay. Alleluia. 

Let Us Pray

Almighty, everlasting God, Who in Thy beloved Son, King of the whole world, has willed to restore all things anew, grant in Thy mercy that all the families of nations, rent asunder by the wound of sin, may be subjected to His most gentle rule, Who with Thee liveth and reigneth in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God world without end. 
R. Amen. 

7 comments:

Colleen said...

Karinann, thank you for this litany. In case I don't get back here this week, have a happy Thanksgiving! Hugs and prayers!

Mary333 said...

Thank you, Karin. I love Litanies and will pray this one tonight.

I hope the Rachel's Vineyard Retreat went well this weekend. It must bring you great joy to participate in a ministry which brings such healing and grace to people's lives. I really enjoy praying for everyone there, knowing that God is longing to gather them to his breast. Thanks for letting me know about it.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Amen.

God bless.

Karinann said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by; glad you liked the litany.

Colleen- Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family as well.

Mary- Thanks for the prayers for our weekend. It was filled with miracles of healing as always. It is a great privilege for me to serve God in this ministry.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Happy Thanksgiving.

God bless.

Karinann said...

Thanks Victor. I know this is primarily an American holiday, but you too :)

Deanna said...

Dearest Karinann,
God bless you and may you have a super Thanksgiving!!!!

Thinking of you today,
d

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.