The commemoration of Saint David, king and prophet, who, being the son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, found favor with God and was anointed with holy oil by Samuel the prophet that he might rule over the people of Israel; he transferred the Ark of the Lord’s Covenant to the city of Jerusalem, and the Lord himself soon swore to him that his seed would endure forever, because from him would be born Jesus Christ according to the flesh.
May Holy Mary and all the saints intercede to the Lord for us, that we may merit to be helped and saved by him who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
V. Precious in the sight of the Lord
R. Is the death of his holy ones.
V. May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life. And may the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in pace.
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