Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
PATER NOSTER, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.
I learned to say this and mean it a long time ago. It has been a tremendous help and consolation in times of suffering, insomuch as I can be said to have suffered. I highly, highly recommend it. It is Mark 12 and Matthew 21 (which was today’s Gospel reading – Friday in the Second Week of Lent) wherein Christ quotes David, inspired by the Holy Ghost in Psalm 117: 23:
This is the Lord’s doing: and it is wonderful in our eyes. A Domino factum est istud, et est mirabile in oculis nostris.
Mary, Mother of Divine Providence, pray for us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
“Mater Divinae Providentiae”, detail. Scipione Pulzone da Gaeta, ARSH 1580. Church of St. Charles in Catinari, Rome.