"New Translation Tuesday" greetings.
I will be giving two major presentations for the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, later this week. Friday is a day for the clergy and Saturday for lay ecclesial ministers. The focus is on mystagogical catechesis on the Mass and the days are entitled "Believe, Celebrate, Live the Eucharist." This title reflects the diocesan leaders' hope that I will be able to introduce WLP's resource of the same name as part of our time together in Tyler.
What was your experience of the collect this past weekend? I have to admit that I was paying very close attention but lost the movement in the prayer:
Look upon us, O God,
Creator and ruler of all things,
and, that we may feel the working of your mercy,
grant that we may serve you with all our heart.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
It was that middle line, "and, that we may feel the working of your mercy," I guess, that threw me. Perhaps there needed to be a longer pause after "and" with a different inflection for the rest of the line. I just had trouble grasping it. Maybe I need to do more preparation before Mass and read this prayers myself.
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.