Wednesday 11/9 morning prayers 1 Year, 6 Months ago
Wednesday Morning Prayers with the OEF poor pray-ers
Let us Pray
Eternal God, Source of all mercies and consolation: may we live to praise you; make the homage we pay you reasonable; season our sacrifices with the salt of wisdom, that our entire being may be transformed into your image; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen (from the writings of St Clare)
The Magnificat-Canticle 15
My soul proclaims the greatness of God
My spirit rejoices in God my Savior
For you have looked with favor on your lowly servant
From this day all generations will call me blessed
For you the Almighty have done great things for me
And Holy is your Name
You have mercy on those who fear you in every generation
You have shown the strength of your arm
You have scattered the proud in their conceit
You have cast down the mighty from their thrones
And have lifted up the lowly
You have filled the hungry with good things
And the rich you have sent away empty
You have come to the help of your servant Israel
For you have remembered your promise of mercy
The promise you made to our forebears
To Abraham, Sarah, and their seed for ever
Glory to God, Source of all being, Eternal Word, and Holy Spirit;
As it was in the beginning is now and will be forever. Amen
The word of God
The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money-changers seated at their tables. Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. He told those who were selling the doves, 'Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father's house a market-place!' His disciples remembered that it was written, 'Zeal for your house will consume me.' The Jews then said to him, 'What sign can you show us for doing this?' Jesus answered them, 'Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.' The Jews then said, 'This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?' But he was speaking of the temple of his body. After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.
We pray today for:
The Order of Ecumenical Franciscans and for this Orders’ continued healing
We pray for all inquires, postulants, novices and professed called to the OEF
We pray for our current minister general Nancy
We pray for our two nominees Sr Anjelika and Br Craig Robert, and for the professed who are discerning their vote for the upcoming election.
We pray for the election committee: Bros Luis Antonio & David Delacroix and Sr Lorraine
We pray for all Franciscans and all who work for Justice Peace and the Integrity of Creation
We pray for Franciscans International as they continue to work for human rights
We pray for all who are hungry and all who minister to the hungry and lift in prayer our Sister Sophie Eliza as she works to feed the hungry in her home town.
We pray for all who weep and grieve today, and all who feel alone in their suffering
We offer prayers of thanksgiving for those who are silently and in solitude are praying us and for our world.
Hear our prayers O Lord, and in your mercy hear and answer us. Amen.
Come Holy Spirit and make within us your dwelling place and home. Replace our darkness with your light, our troubles and fears with your peace, and evil with your supreme love. Transform all pain and suffering through our Savior Jesus Christ and welcome all who have died into your eternal life. Amen