Precatio pro Perditis

Dixit stultos in corde suo,
"Non est Deus."

Salve, Domine;
Aperi oculos caecorum,
confringe humum duram,
repelle obscuritatem.

Qui verbo tuo
mundum creavit ex nihilo,
vivifica mortuos.

Prayer for the Lost

The fool says in his heart,
"There is no God."

Save them, Lord;
open the eyes of the blind,
break up the hard ground,
drive back the darkness.

You, who by Your word
created the universe out of nothing,
give life to the dead.


Psalm 14:1
Proverbs 1:7
Luke 7:22
John 9:39-41
Matthew 13:15
Ephesians 4:18
Romans 2:5
Hebrews 4:7
Colossians 1:13-14
Acts 26:17-18
Genesis 1:1
John 5:21
Ephesians 2:4-5

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A man's spirit sustains him in sickness,
but a broken spirit who can bear?
— Proverbs 18:14