House of Prayer September 2015 , English
Casa de Oración 2015 septiembre, español
HOUSE of PRAYER
pray for a flame of: generosity, cheerfulness, forgiveness, openness, trust, perseverance, justice,
courage, fervour, friendship, gratitude, freedom, integrity, discernment, verity, gentleness,
Let us pray…
Jesus wept… John 11:35; Luke 19: 41
For our world groaning for healing from racism, hate, hunger and poverty, violence, suffering…for all those we promised to pray for.
Jesus saves…John 3: 16
For God so loved the world groaning for sight, faith, hope, grace, joy and mercy… for the many ways we turn from Jesus’ transforming love and for brothers and sisters of other faiths.
Jesus transforms…Luke 18:31 on his way to Jericho he meets Zacchaeus, a tax collector —called into relationship with Christ who reveals to us our best selves. We pray for our Church, our Institute and our world for transforming grace. Let us hold in prayer all those preparing for Tertianship; celebrating Jubilee; preparing for covenant commitment.
A Prayer for our earth
you are present in the whole universe
and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love, that we may
protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned
and forgotten of this earth,
so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives,
that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty, not pollution and
destruction. Touch the hearts of those who look
only for gain at the expense of the poor and
the earth. Teach us to discover the worth
of each thing, to be filled with awe and
contemplation, to recognise that we are
profoundly united with every creature as we journey
towards your infinite light. We thank you for
being with us
each day. Encourage us, we pray in our struggle
for justice, love and peace.
from, Laudato Si Pope Francis