WDTPRS – 24th Ordinary Sunday: “Do our prayers make a difference?”

Posted September 16, 2017 6:56 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

WDTPRS – 24th Ordinary Sunday: “Do our prayers make a difference?”

The Collect for the 24th Ordinary Sunday was not in pre-Conciliar editions of the Roman Missal but it has an antecedent in the ancient Veronese Sacramentary among the prayers used during September.
Respice nos, rerum omnium Deus creator et rector, et, ut tuae propitiationis sentiamus effectum, toto nos tribue tibi corde servire.
Propitiatio means “an appeasing; atonement”.  It can also mean the propitiatory sacrifice itself.
LITERAL RENDERING:
Be mindful of us, O God, creator and ruler of all things, and, in order that we may sense the effect of Your act of atonement, allow us to serve You with our whole heart.
CURRENT ICEL (2011):
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