Prayers & Reflections
The Mission of the Laity
That the lay faithful may fulfil their specific mission, by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today.
We need their testimony regarding the truth of the Gospel and their example of expressing their faith by practicing solidarity.
Let us give thanks for the lay people who take risks, who are not afraid and who offer reasons for hope to the poorest, to the excluded, to the marginalized.
Let us pray together this month that the lay faithful may fulfill their specific mission, the mission that they received in Baptism, putting their creativity at the service of the challenges of today’s world.
PRAYER FOR DIVINE PROTECTION
Grant me, O Lord, your protection. Within your protection, strength. And within your strength, understanding. And within your understanding, knowledge. And within your knowledge, the power of justice. And within the power of justice, the love of all of Creation. Guide and protect my body, my mind, and my best judgment in all things. For you, O Lord, will never leave my side. In this I trust. Amen.
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As Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, we believe God calls us to be a sign in the world of the power of the Eucharistic Christ to effect unity and community among all peoples.
THE EIGHT BEATITUDES OF JESUS
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the
kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they who mourn, for they
shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall
inherit the earth.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst
for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall
Blessed are the pure of heart, for they
shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they
shall be called children of God.
Blessed are they who are persecuted
for the sake of righteousness, for theirs
is the kingdom of heaven.
Gospel of St. Matthew 5:3-10
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