Kinh ông Thánh Tôma Tông Đồ

Kinh ông Thánh Tôma tông đồ. Prayer to Saint Thomas the Apostle.

Kinh ông Thánh Tôma Tông Đồ

Chúng con lạy ơn ông thánh Tôma, xưa đã nghe thấy lời Đức Chúa Giêsu phán rằng: Tôma bởi đã xem thấy Thầy thì mới tin, phúc cho những kẻ chẳng thấy mà có lòng tin.
Chúng con xin ông thánh Tôma cầu cho chúng con. Đáng chịu lấy những sự Chúa Kitô đã hứa.
Chúng con xin Đức Chúa Trời ban cho chúng con được lòng kính mừng ông thánh Tôma tông đồ Đức Chúa Giêsu, cùng xin Người hằng gìn giữ chúng con, cho có lòng kính mến Đức Chúa Trời cho nên, và bắt chước Người mà tin thật mọi sự đạo thánh Đức Chúa Trời.
Vì Đức Chúa Giêsu Kitô là Chúa chúng con. Amen.

English / tiếng Anh

Prayer to Saint Thomas the Apostle

For Faith

Almighty and ever living God, who didst strengthen thine apostle Thomas with sure and certain faith in thy Son’s resurrection: Grant us so perfectly and without doubt to believe in Jesus Christ, our Lord and our God, that our faith may never be found wanting in thy sight; through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

For Spending Ourselves in His Service

O Glorious St. Thomas, your grief for Jesus was such that it would not let you believe he had risen unless you actually saw him and touched his wounds. But your love for Jesus was equally great and it led you to give up your life for him. Pray for us that we may grieve for our sins which were the cause of Christ’s sufferings. Help us to spend ourselves in his service and so earn the title of “blessed” which Jesus applied to those who would believe in him without seeing him. Amen.

Prayer to St. Thomas the Apostle, Pray for Me

Lord Jesus, St. Thomas doubted Your resurrection until he touched Your wounds. After Pentecost, You called him to become a missionary in India, but he doubted again and said no. He changed his mind only after being taken into slavery by a merchant who happened to be going to India. Once he was cured of his doubt, You freed him and he began the work You had called him to do. As the patron saint against doubt, I ask him to pray for me when I question the direction in which You are leading me. Forgive me for mistrusting You, Lord, and help me to grow from the experience. Saint Thomas, pray for me. Amen.

For Architects, Builders and Carpenters

Dear St. Thomas, you were once slow in believing that Christ had gloriously risen; but later, because you had seen him, you exclaimed: “My Lord and my God!” According to an ancient story, you rendered most powerful assistance for constructing a church in a place where pagan priests opposed it. Please bless architects, builds and carpenters that through them the Lord may be honored. Amen.

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