Lord, guide the course of world events
and give your Church the joy and peace
of serving you in freedom.
Grant us, O Lord, we pray,
that the course of our world
may be directed by your peaceful rule
and that your Church may rejoice,
untroubled in her devotion.
God of salvation,
may this sacrament which strengthens us here on earth
bring us to eternal life.
Nourished by your saving gifts,
we beseech your mercy, Lord,
that by this same Sacrament
with which you feed us in the present age,
you may make us partakers of life eternal.
Comment: Again, yet again, I’m stunned by the differences, and elated at the liturgical future that is ours. Prepare to grab your friends and bring them back to Mass!