DAILY CATHOLIC          November 22, 1998    

Special Prayers for Solemnity of Christ the King


Consecration & Prayers to Christ the King

Consecration to Christ the King

       Christ, Jesus, I acknowledge You as King of the universe. All that has been made has been created for You. Make full use of Your rights over me.

       I renew the promises I made in Baptism, when I renounced satan and all his pomps and works. I promise to live a good Christian life. Especially, I undertake to help, to the extent of my means, to secure the triumph of the rights of God and of Your Church.

       Divine Heart of Jesus, I offer You my poor efforts so that all hearts may acknowledge Your sacred Royalty and the Kingdom of Your peace may be established throughout the entire universe. Amen.

Prayer to Christ the King

       Almighty and merciful God, You break the power of evil and make all things new in Your Son Jesus Christ, the King of the universe. May all in Heaven and on earth acclaim Your glory and never cease to praise You.

       Father all-powerful, God of love, You have raised our Lord Jesus Christ from death to life, resplendent in glory as King of creation. Open our hearts; free all the world to rejoice in His peace, to glory in His justice, and to live in His love. Bring all mankind together in Jesus Christ Your Son Whose Kingdom is with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever. Amen.

Preface for the Feast of Christ the King

       Father, all-powerful and ever-living God, we do well always and everywhere to give You thanks.

       You anointed Jesus Christ, Your only Son, with the oil of gladness, as the Eternal Priest and Universal King. As Priest He offered His life on the altar of the Cross and redeemed the human race by this one perfect sacrifice of peace.

       As King He claims dominion over all creation, that He may present to You, His almighty Father, an eternal and universal Kingdom: a Kingdom of truth and life, a Kingdom of holiness and grace, a Kingdom of justice, love, and peace.

       And so, with all the choirs of Angels in Heaven we proclaim Your glory and join in their unending hymn of praise.



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