May 1, 2020
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We pray that deacons, faithful in their service to the Word and the poor, may be an invigorating symbol for the entire Church

Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ,
you sent your disciples
to proclaim to all the Kingdom of Heaven,
not just with words,
but also with works of mercy.
We ask you for all who,
in your Church, live the diaconate as a mission.
Strengthen them with your Spirit,
Encourage them, together with their families,
to announce your Word with ardour
and manifest your tenderness and mercy
to the little ones,
the poorest and excluded.
Enrich your Church
With more deacon vocations.
Our Father…

 

Offering prayer
Good Father, I know you are with me.
Here I am on this new day.
Place my heart once more
next to the Heart of your Son Jesus,
who is giving himself for me and who comes to me in the Eucharist.
May your Holy Spirit make me his friend and apostle,
available for his mission of compassion.
I place in your hands my joys and hopes,
my works and sufferings, everything that I am and have,
in communion with my brothers and sisters of this Worldwide Prayer Network.
With Mary, I offer you my day for the mission of the Church
and for the prayer intentions of the Pope and my Bishop for this month.
Amen.

Proposals for the month

  • In communities where there are permanent deacons, communicate in some way your appreciation for their generosity and charism, manifested not only in the liturgy, but in the charitable mission in the community.
  • Promote in your community, youth groups, catechesis, groups of couples, some time of formation or witness on the diaconate, its history, its place in the Church, both in mission and in the liturgy.
  • Organize a moment of prayer for vocations to the diaconate, either for those preparing for the priesthood, or for permanent deacons and their families.
Click To PrayMay 2020