INTERNET PRAYER UPDATE: JAPANESE!

The other day I reported that I finally had an Tagalog audio recording of the now well-known “Internet Prayer”. HERE At that time I said that I was still waiting for a Japanese version. One of you came through! Thanks!

From a reader:

I have created two versions of a Japanese translation, one in classical Japanese and the other in modern Japanese.

[Classical Japanese version (文語)]
インターネットに接続する前の祈

御身の像の如くに我らを造り給い、
特に御独り子我らの主イエズス・キリストの御神性の内に、
全ての真善美を絶えず求むる事を命じ給ふ全能永遠の天主、
聖イシドロ司教教会博士の御取次によりて、インターネットの旅路に於て、
御身を喜ばしむる事共のみに我らの手と目とを向はしめ、
仁愛と忍耐とを以て我らの見合ふ全ての霊魂を宥むを得しめ給へ。
我らの主キリストによりて願い奉る。アーメン。

[Modern Japanese version (現代語)]
インターネットに接続する前の祈り

ご自身にかたどってわたしたちをお造りになり、
特にひとり子イエス・キリストの神性の中に、
全ての真善美を見出し続けることをお命じになった全能永遠の神よ、
聖イシドロ司教教会博士の取次ぎによって、インターネットの旅路において、
わたしたちの手と目とをあなたを喜ばせることのみに向わせ、
出会う全ての人々に愛と忍耐とをもって接することができるよう導いて下さい。
わたしたちの主、キリストによって。アーメン。

For the classical one, I tried to imitate prayers that can be found in older (pre-WWII) Catholic prayer books, some of which are still in use today, and are familiar to and cherished by many. For the modern one, I did those found in more recent prayer books or those used in Mass in Japanese. I personally prefer the classical one, as it sounds stronger and also is rhythmically and linguistically beautiful. However what could obtain an approval might likely be the other one.

Fantastic! I sure would like audio renderings, too. If you can offer a translation into a language I don’t yet have, please send it.  To email me, click HERE.

By the way, the same reader added:

I find your blog extremely helpful, edifying, and interesting in numerous ways. It is after starting reading it (maybe for about two years) that I have come to go to Mass daily and go to Confession regularly – it makes a real difference. As I am living in Michigan now, I was very fortunate that I was able to hear Masses that you celebrated at Assumption Grotto in Detroit a couple of times. Not to mention Mystic Monk Coffee which I enjoy myself and occasionally give to friends. I can hardly describe how I am grateful to you for all that you have done and you will do. I think this might be a good occasion to offer you a small donation. I would be glad if you could use it according to your need. I will surely keep you in my prayers.

Bless you.

I would also like a video of the prayer in ASL, American Sign Language.

Klingon is still on the way!

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