EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
LOVE+ GOD, YOU-rt SUMMON US EACH NAME AND GIFT-TO-us YOUR-rt ONLY SON. FOR-FOR? OUR SIN DEBT PAY-OFF. WE TRUST YOU-rt HELP-us US. REASON? PENTECOST, YOU-rt SEND HOLY SPIRIT. WE INSPIRED FINISH JESUS HIS-lf MISSION FOR US.
HELP OUR HEART heart-OPEN FOLLOW JESUS. GIFT-TO-us BRAVE DISCUSS YOU-lf WITH PEOPLE WE FEEL CLOSE AND BECOME GENEROUS SHARE HIS-lf LOVE WITH PEOPLE FAR-AWAY.
WE PRAY CHRISTIAN PEOPLE INVITE (2h)#ALL OTHER KNOW AND LOVE JESUS LIKE SAVIOR, HIMSELF-lf PAY-OFF OUR SIN DEBT. REALLY-WANT (2h)#ALL GO-AHEAD KNOW HIS LOVE ACCEPT ANY*. REALLY-WANT HIS-lf LOVE CHANGE OUR SOCIETY A-TO-Z.
WE REQUEST THROUGH CHRIST OUR LORD. AMEN.
MARY, MOTHER OUR CHURCH, PRAY FOR US.
SAINT PAUL, SELF-ON-INDEX APOSTLE, PRAY FOR US.
Notes: YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
SUMMON - DH [B] taps NDH [B], PO down, FO > signer, then moves > signer while closing to an [A], PO away from signer, FO up, and moving up.
GIFT-TO-us - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, hands tip back towards signer to show that something is given as a gift.
SIN - (2h)[X] touch their respective sides of the mouth, descend to neutral space and circle antisymmetrically parallel to the chest. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Sin.
DEBT - [1^] taps FT against palm of [B], PO up, FO away. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Debt.
PAY-OFF - [open 8] runs middle finger up palm (> wrist), changes to a [B], PO down, and then moves back across palm.
PENTECOST - , PO away from signer, FO up, is held against forehead and the fingers are wiggled.
MISSION - [M], > NDS, FO up, circles and lands on NDS pec, like CHARACTER.
heart-OPEN - (2h)[B], POs > signer, FOs touching, cover heart and then swing upon.
GENEROUS - (2h)[O^] alt. touch heart with FT while PO is > signer, then twist so that PO is up and open to .
FAR-AWAY - , twists while moving away with tongue shuttling from side to side. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Far.
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
REALLY-WANT - WANT but shaken back and forth to show intensity.
GO-AHEAD - (2h)[B^ dot], POs ><, FOs away, move forward in a jerk.
A-TO-Z - , PO > signer, FO up, DH [A] - held at the thumb of the NDH and then moves > DS while tracing a [Z] at the little finger.
AMEN - (2h)[B], FOs up, are pressed together and brought down in a long, deliberate motion. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Amen.
MARY - [M] touches NDS temple, is drawn across forehead, and descends. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Mary - 1.
SAINT - [S], PO down, FO away, moves > DS across palm of [B], PO up, FO > DS.
PAUL - Middle finger of [P] taps on temple.
APOSTLE - FOLLOW AGENT. For an animated gif of this sign, see Valley Bible Church - ASL dictionary: Apostle.
Loving God, you called us each by name and gave your only Son to redeem us. In your faithfulness, you sent the Holy Spirit to complete the mission of Jesus among us.
Open our hearts to Jesus. Give us the courage to speak his name to those who are close to us and the generosity to share his love with those far away.
We pray that every person throughout the world be invited to know and love Jesus as Savior and Redeemer. May they come to know his all-surpassing love. May that love transform every element of our society.
We ask this through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.
Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for us.
St. Paul the Apostle, pray for us.