19 January 2008

Father Paul's prayers for the Octave for Christian Unity

Antiphon: That they all may be one, as Thou, Father, in me and I in Thee; that they also may be one in Us; that the world may believe that Thou hast sent me.

V. I say unto thee, thou art Peter;
R. And upon this rock I will build my Church.

Here recall the intention for the day's prayer.

January 18
For the return of the "other sheep" to the One Fold of our Lord Jesus Christ.

January 19
For the return of the Eastern Orthodox Christians to communion with the Apostolic See.

January 20
For the return of the Anglicans to the authority of the Vicar of Christ.

January 21
For the return of all Protestants throughout the world to the unity of the Catholic Church.

January 22
That Christians in America may be one, in union with the Chair of Saint Peter.

January 23
That lapsed Catholics will return to the Sacraments of the Church.

January 24
That the Jewish people will be converted to the Catholic Faith.

January 25
That missionary zeal will conquer the world for Christ.

Let us pray.
O Lord Jesus Christ, who saidst unto Thine Apostles: Peace I leave you, My peace I give to you; regard not our sins, but the faith of Thy Church, and grant unto her that peace and unity which are agreeable to Thy Will; Who livest and reignest ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

Father Paul and Mother Lurana, please pray for us.