Saturday, April 19, 2014

#Fast4Life Holy Saturday - final day of our fast!

Today, in our #Fast4Life, we think about and pray for all people, but especially those who have given their lives to God in a particularly definitive way. Through sending His Son to the world, God has shown His great love for each one of us. It is His great Love that has given us our dignity and worth. Jesus suffered, died and was buried before his Resurrection. He told his disciples that they would drink of the same cup that he had to drink. He warned them of difficult times, but promised to always be near them.

Prayer: Lord, let us always celebrate life! Teach us to see Your face in every person we meet. Give us Your eyes and Your love to help those we encounter see You through us. Help us always to defend the dignity of every single life. Lord, we also beg your protection on priests, bishops, Pope Francis, pastors, religious, missionaries, and all those in work in Your service. Please protect them from attack and guide them with wisdom and love. Please bless us all today and always. We ask this in Your holy name, Amen.

For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.