Prayers & Reflections
That social networks may work towards that inclusiveness which respects others for their differences.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. . . liberty to captives
and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free . . .”
Sharing our social tradition more fully and clearly is an essential way to bring good news, liberty, and new sight to a society and world in desperate need of God’s justice and peace.
“The church can use social media to encourage respect, dialogue, and honest relationships — in other words, ‘true friendship,’” said the guidelines, quoting from Pope Benedict XVI’s 2010 World Communications Day message. “To do so requires us to approach social media as powerful means of evangelization and to consider the church’s role in providing a Christian perspective on digital literacy.”
The guidelines point to visibility, community and accountability as three principal areas where the church can make a positive mark in social media.
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.
Online Credit: http://www.holylandprayer.com/prayer_for/prayer-for-protection/
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.
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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Don’t know how to go about that? Start by visiting our SBS Center for Evangelization page on our website. It contains information and resources to inspire you and get you started.