omnibus omnia

Prayer for Internet Users

In Blogging, Catholicism, Christianity, Internet, Latin, Philippines, Prayer, Religion on October 5, 2009 at 10:58

The following reproduces “A Prayer Before Connecting to the Internet” in Latin, English, Spanish and various Philippine languages, all taken from this post on the weblog What Does the Prayer Really Say. The same was composed by the very admirable Father John Zuhlsdorf, who, after he composed the prayer in Latin, submitted it, with a translation into English, to a bishop who gave it his approval. Therefore, if you would reproduce this prayer, Dear Reader, please give due attribution to Father Zuhlsdorf, and if you can, send him new translations.

Some preliminaries: Fr. Z notes that the invocation of St. Isidore as patron of the Internet is optional, and that other persons have suggested St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Bernardine of Siena, St. Rita of Cascia, and the Archangel Gabriel.  (This blogger is also thinking of St. Clare of Assisi and St. Francis de Sales.)  We also note that, according to CNS (as quoted here), His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI recommends learning prayers in Latin as well as our usual language; and there’s no reason why we can’t do that for this one.

Oremus:

LINGUA LATINA

Oratio ante colligationem in interrete:
Omni­potens aeterne Deus,
qui secundum imaginem Tuam nos plasmasti
et omnia bona, vera, et pulchra,
praesertim in divi­na persona Unigeniti Fi­lii Tui
Domini nostri Iesu Christi, quaerere iussi­sti,
praesta, quaesumus,
ut, per intercessionem Sancti Isidori, Epi­scopi et Doctoris,
in peregrinationibus per interrete,
et manus oculosque ad quae Tibi sunt placita intendamus
et omnes quos conveni­mus cum caritate ac patientia accipiamus.
Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

ENGLISH

A prayer before logging onto the internet:
Almighty and eternal God,
who created us in Thy image
and bade us to seek after all that is good, true and beautiful,
especially in the divine person of Thy Only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
grant, we beseech Thee,
that, through the intercession of Saint Isidore, Bishop and Doctor,
during our journeys through the internet
we will direct our hands and eyes only to that which is pleasing to Thee
and treat with charity and patience all those souls whom we encounter.
Through Christ our Lord.   Amen.

ESPAÑOL (SPANISH)
Oración antes de ingresar a Internet:
Dios Todopoderoso y eterno, tú que nos has creado a imagen y semejanza tuya,
y nos has mandado a buscar todo lo que es bueno, verdadero y hermoso,
especialmente en la persona de tu Hijo Unigénito, Señor nuestro Jesucristo.
Te rogamos, que por intercesión de San Isidoro de Sevilla, Obispo y Doctor de la Iglesia,
hagas que durante nuestra peregrinación en la Internet dirijamos nuestros ojos y nuestras manos solamente a lo que te es grato y que tratemos con caridad y paciencia a todas las almas que encontremos.
Por Jesucristo nuestro Señor. Amén.

CEBUANO (Philippines)

Pag-ampo bag-o sa pagsulod sa Internet.
Diyos nga makagagahum ug walay katapusan, nga nag gama
kanamo ingon sa Imong imahen, ug nagingon nga pangitaon
ang tanan nga maayo, tinood ug maanindot, hilabi na sa
sagrado nga persona sa imong Bugtong nga anak, nga
among Ginoong Hesukristo, ihatag, nangaliyopo
kami nga Imong tabangan, gumikan ni San Isidro, Obispo ug Magtutudlo
nga sa among paglawig sa internet hinaut unta
among giyahan ang among mga kamot ug mga mata ngadto
lamang sa makapahalipay Kanimo, ug nga pinaagi unta sa kalooy ug gugma
mahimamat namo ang tanan nga among makita didto.
Kini among gipangayo gumikan ni Kristo nga among Ginoo.  Amen.

FILIPINO (TAGALOG)

Isang panalangin bago pumasok sa internet:
Diyos na makapangyarihan at walang hanggan,
na lumikha sa amin ayon sa Iyong imahen
at nagtagubiling hanapin ang lahat ng mabuti, totoo, at maganda,
lalo na sa  banal na persona ng Bugtong Mong Anak, ang aming Panginoong Hesukristo,
nagsusumamo kami na Iyong tulungan,
sa pamamagitan ni San Isidro, Obispo at Doktor,
sa aming mga paglalakbay sa internet
na akayin lamang ang aming mga kamay at mata sa nakalulugod sa Iyo
at pakitunguhan nang may habag at tiyaga ang lahat ng kaluluwang makikilala.
Sa pamamagitan ni Kristong aming Panginoon. Amen

CAPAMPANGAN (Phillipines)

Pangadi Bayu Tuglung King Internet:
O kipnuan king upaya at alan-anggang Dios,
king anyu Mu lelang Mu kami
at sinabi Mu kekami ing dulapan mi ya ing cayapan, ing catutuan, at ing caniwan,
lalu’t lalu na ing tagle cabanalan na ning Bugtung Mung Anak, Y Jesucristong Guinu mi,
itulut Mu, pagamu-amu mi Keka,
king kapamilatan nang San Isidro, Obispo at Doctor,
a sana king penandit ning pamaglayag mi king Internet
iyungyung mi la ding mata at gamat mi bucud mung king bague munie ligaya Keka
at pakibagayan mi la sana king mitmung lugud at kapakumbaban ding maldang caladwang kekaming akatalamitanan.
Kapamilatan na ning Cristong Guinu mi.  Amen.

See also our other prayer-related posts, Reminders for Lent: Prayer and A prayer for vocations. May God bless us all.

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