Friday, October 7, 2016

What Conscience Dreads...

You many have noticed some interesting language in the concluding prayer of the Office of Readings this week, which, as always, is identical to the collect of the daily mass:

Almighty ever-living God,
who in the abundance of your kindness
surpass the merits and the desires of those who entreat you,
pour out your mercy upon us
to pardon what conscience dreads
and to give what prayer does not dare to ask.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever.
Although we didn't say this prayer every day due to several memorials (such as today's Our  Lady of the Rosary) we did do it on Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday. 


  1. Bad Link - Try this...

    I enjoy reading your blog, Daria. It's good to know that there are others who enjoy praying the LOTH as much as I do. Thank you!

    Peace & All Good, Mike Mac

    1. Thanks for catching that, Mike. I've fixed it in the post.

  2. Thanks for that link - great reflection on those two lines, which at first glance seem rather cryptic.