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Prayers for Guidance
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God of gift and grace, help us to respond to the charisms of celibacy and marriage as we answer your call to ministry in the Church. In Peter and Paul, you give us two models that celebrate the variety of your endless imagination.
May Peter and his wife inspire your Church to include men and WOMEN equally in its ministry and to recognize the wealth of inspiration that springs from marriage and family life.
May the example of Paul enable us to honor celibacy as a charism freely given and a choice freely made for service in the Christain community.
Restore now to your church the ability to call Christians to service not only in terms of marriage and celibacy, but as Christ calls us: to feed and house, to reconcile and liberate, to visit and heal God's people.
We offer this prayer through Jesus Christ. Amen.
The International Federation of Married Catholic Priests and CORPUS
Read Matt. 11,2-5, Luke 4,17-19, Micah 6,8
God of` all Ages,
Maker of Time,
Mark of` the Alpha and
Point to Omega,
Ceator, Sustainer of everything living
Touching us all who hold a hope
With a vision that breaks through boundaries
To grasp the blurred horizon
You gave Your promise
A blessing of`Joy
To those whove not lost their faith in You.
Now time is poised with renewed expectation
Of EMMANUELLE, God with us.
To know our time
Of proclaimed favour
We make again the pledge you ask,
Share justly, the good things I give you
Reconcile with Peace the rule of abuse'
Give couage to those who voice the words
Of lives that have been silenced'
Send us to carry Your 'Good News'
To those burdened with debt
Transfom their chains into clasps of love,
Of Prayer, Concern and then Action.
Aware of Your Spirit always among us
We sustain Your purpose with passion
Increase our endeavour to do what you ask
Of Where there are wrongs, they be righted.
NOW is the time.
It will be achieved
In acting justly,
In loving tenderly
And in walking closely with You, our God.
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