Sunday, February 19, 2006

For The Church

For the Church:
Gracious Father,
we pray to you for your holy Catholic Church.
Fill it with your truth.
Keep it in your peace.
Where it is corrupt, reform it.
Where it is in error, correct it.
Where it is right, defend it.
Where it is in want, provide for it.
Where it is divided, reunite it,
for the sake of your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ.


~William Laud
Provided by Michele Peña, From Day by Day, the Notre Dame Prayer Book for Students, Thomas McNally, C.S.C. and William G. Storey, D.M.S., copyright 1975, 1983 printing, Ave Maria Press.

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1 comment:

Kanickers said...

For The Church
Leave it to Michelle Pena to find such an appropriate prayer for all of us during this trying time at Holy Spirit parish.
What a treasure Mark, Michelle and their children have been to Holy Spirit parish.
There is something gravely wrong with a parish priest that elects to remove a family that reflects such true Catholic faith and beliefs from serving on any ministries within the parish. Why, because they spoke up against his injustice? Go figure!