posted May 6, 2013, 7:26 AM by Rochester Ordinariate
Steve Cavanaugh's blog: The calendar for the Personal Ordinariate restores to a modern Catholic
Calendar the Rogation Days which were left on the cutting room floor
following the calendar change in 1969. The Minor Rogation Days are the
three days following Rogation Sunday (or, the 3 days preceding Ascension
Thursday, when it's actually celebrated on Thursday as it is,
fortunately, here in the Archdiocese of Boston).
There are 3 prayers for Rogationtide in the Book of Divine Worship:
I. For fruitful seasons
Almighty God, Lord of heaven and earth: We humbly pray
that thy gracious providence may give and preserve to our
use the harvests of the land and of the seas, and may prosper
all who labor to gather them, that we, who constantly receive
good things from thy hand, may always give thee thanks;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with
thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
II. For commerce and industry
Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ in his earthly life
shared our toil and hallowed our labor: Be present with thy
people where they work; make those who carry on the
industries and commerce of this land responsive to thy will;
and give to us all a pride in what we do, and a just return for
our labor; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and
reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,
now and for ever. Amen.
III. For stewardship of creation
O merciful Creator, whose hand is open wide to satisfy the
needs of every living creature: Make us, we beseech thee,
ever thankful for thy loving providence; and grant that we,
remembering the account that we must one day give, may be
faithful stewards of thy bounty; through Jesus Christ our
Lord, who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.