Recite together: Anthony, through your teaching and preaching you bore witness to the loving presence of God in all of creation. Now that you have come into the fullness of the kingdom, pray for us that our lives might also proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ to all humanity.
Leader: Pray for us, St. Anthony. All: Help us become worthy of the promises of Christ. Leader: Let us pray. Almighty, eternal God, you have given your people St. Anthony as an outstanding preacher and intercessor in times of need. Grant that with his help we may follow the example of Christian living and experience your support in all adversities. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Recite the peition for the particular week: St. Anthony - Follower of St. Francis - help us find the courage to build up the Church through a life of humble service, loyal obedience, and supernatural charity. (Pause)
Recite together: St. Anthony, you raised your voice in praise of God and led others ot acclaim His name. Instill in me that same spirit of awe and reverence for the God who loves us forever and ever. Amen.
Leader: Let us pray. O God, may you be glorified by our companionship with St.Anthony, the friar, priest, and doctor of the Gospels. Through the thirteen weeks of prayer, may we be renewed in faith, hope, and charity. We ask this with confident trust that through the intercession of St. Anthony,you will bring us to the rewards of eternal live promised by Christ our Lord. Amen ... See MoreSee Less
Almighty ever-living God, who govern all things, both in heaven and on earth, mercifully hear the pleading of your people and bestow your peace on our times. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. ... See MoreSee Less
“Every man lives in two realms: the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live.” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Do live in both realms? Take time today to go to God in the silence of your heart. We all need both the internal and external realms of our lives. ... See MoreSee Less
I sing the goodness of the Lord, That filled the earth with food; He formed the creatures with his word, And then pronounced them good. Lord, how your wonders are displayed, Where e’er I turn my eye: If I survey the ground I tread, Or gaze upon the sky! ... See MoreSee Less