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House of Prayer October 2015

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Holy Family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prayer to the Holy Family
Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
in you we contemplate
the splendour of true love,
to you we turn with trust.
Holy Family of Nazareth,
grant that our families too
may be places of communion and prayer,
authentic schools of the Gospel
and small domestic Churches.
Holy Family of Nazareth,
may families never again
experience violence, rejection and division:
may all who have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort and healing.
Holy Family of Nazareth,
may the approaching Synod of Bishops
make us once more mindful
of the sacredness and inviolability of the family,
and its beauty in God’s plan.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
graciously hear our prayer.
Pope Francis

a moment of grace

We pray with the Church and the World

Universal: HUMAN TRAFFICKING

That human trafficking, the modern form of slavery, may be eradicated.

Evangelization: MISSION IN ASIA

That with a missionary spirit the Christian communities of Asia may announce the

Gospel to those who are still awaiting it.

We rejoice with and congratulate our sister Nguyen Thu Thao of the Australian and South Asia Province who made her Perpetual Profession in Vietnam on 26th September.

Let us remember in prayer Pope Francis and all who will gather in Rome 4 – 25 October for the Synod on the family. “The vocation and the mission of the family in the Church and in the contemporary world”

At the close of the first session Pope Francis wrote “Dear brothers and sisters, now we still have one year to mature, with true spiritual discernment, the proposed ideas and to find concrete solutions to so many difficulties and innumerable challenges that families must confront; .. May the Lord accompany us, and guide us in this journey for the glory of His Name, with the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of St. Joseph.

11th October: International Day of the Girl

Theme: The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030:

UN agencies, Member States … are called on to commit to putting adolescent girls at the centre of sustainable development efforts … prepare girls for life, jobs, and leadership.

18th October: World Mission Day

Throughout the world the faithful will reflect on the universal call to Mission of all the baptized.

From the letter of Pope Francis for Mission Day:

Today the Church’s mission is faced by the challenge of meeting the needs of all people to return to their roots and to protect the values of their respective cultures. This means knowing and respecting other traditions and philosophical systems, and realizing that all peoples and cultures have the right to be helped from within their own traditions to enter into the mystery of God’s wisdom and to accept the Gospel of Jesus, who is light and transforming strength for all cultures.

24th October United Nations Day

At this critical moment, let us reaffirm our commitment to empowering the marginalized and vulnerable. On United Nations Day, I call on Governments and individuals to work in common cause for the common good”.  Ban Ki-moon

We remember the many migrants and refugees who have to leave their homes because of war and violence. May they find acceptance and understanding on their journey and be welcomed with Christian hospitality.

We remember those who have died seeking a better life, especially the thousands who have died in the waters of the Mediterranean. May the Lord welcome them into his house and give comfort to their families.

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House of Prayer September 2015

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,

your prayer…

rugheart flame

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

All-powerfulGod,

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