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Prayer: To Be Attentive

Posted by RENEW International on Jan 31, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Gracious God,
help us to grow 
in our knowledge
and love of you.
Open our ears to all
you would have us hear
as we go about
our daily lives.
Help us to be truly attentive
to your presence within and among us.
Keep us mindful of your nearness,
open to your challenge,
committed to your compassion,
and present to your people.
In your name we pray.

Adapted from The Word on the Go, Cycle B,
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Topics: attentiveness, catholic RENEW program, compassion, God's presence, prayer, RENEW International

Prayer: Repentance

Posted by RENEW International on Jan 24, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Loving and gentle God,
for the times we have been
insensitive to the needs of others …

For the times we have not resisted evil
but have given in to it instead …

For the times we have failed to offer hope and support …

For the times we have shut ourselves off
from comfort, hope, and support …

For the times we have allowed cynicism to reign …

Lord, we repent and believe in the Good News.

Loving God, we turn to you in love and trust.
Allow your reign to grow continually in our hearts,
now and always. Amen.

Adapted from PrayerTime, Faith-Sharing Reflections on the Sunday Gospels, Cycle B,
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Topics: catholic RENEW program, Good News, Gospel of Mark, Jesus Christ, prayer, RENEW International, repent and believe in the gospel

Prayer: 'What are you looking for?'

Posted by RENEW International on Jan 17, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Gentle God, loving Father, source of all goodness,
you bless us with many gifts,
most especially the gift
of your Son.
Jesus invites us
into loving relationship,
as he is in loving relationship with you and the Spirit.
Grant us the power of the Spirit to discern
the best way to respond to Jesus’ invitation.
Give us the determination to respond
continually and fully to that call.
We ask this in and through the Christ
who calls us and the Spirit who guides us.
All praise to you Lord, now and forever. Amen.

 Adapted from PrayerTime: Faith-Sharing Reflections on the Sunday Gospels, Cycle B.

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Topics: disciples of Jesus, called to follow, catholic RENEW program, invitation, Jesus Christ, power of the Spirit, prayer, RENEW International, respond to the call

Prayer: Mission of Service

Posted by RENEW International on Jan 10, 2021 6:00:00 AM

God of love, you revealed Jesus
as your beloved Son
in the Jordan River.
We praise you for the gift of Christ,
our salvation and our peace.
You anointed Jesus
for the service of the world.
Strengthen the Church’s witness
to this mission in our world today.
You brought us to new life
and made us members of Christ’s Body in baptism.
May the gift of your Holy Spirit keep us
ready to meet the demands of our baptism. Amen.

 Adapted from PrayerTime: Faith-Sharing Reflections on the Sunday Gospels, Cycle B.

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Topics: baptism, Baptism of Our Lord, mission, catholic RENEW program, Jesus Christ, prayer, RENEW International, service

Prayer: To Be Your Light

Posted by RENEW International on Jan 3, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Lord of all nations,
Father of us all,
throughout the ages
you have given us signs of your presence and action in the world.
May your light shine
through our words and our deeds
that those whom we meet
may find their way to you.

We ask this through Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
Father, and the Holy Spirit,
one God forever and ever.
Amen.

 Adapted from PrayerTime: Faith-Sharing Reflections on the Sunday Gospels, Cycle B.

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Topics: epiphany of the Lord, magi, catholic RENEW program, Jesus Christ, prayer, RENEW International

Prayer: Family Life

Posted by RENEW International on Dec 27, 2020 6:00:00 AM

God of our ancestors,
you entrusted your Son
to the care of Mary and Joseph.
We praise you for the example
of the Holy Family of Nazareth.
You have made the family
a privileged community of love and service.
Guide our families in faith, hope, and charity.
You have made us
your sons and daughters in baptism.
Bring us at life’s end to the joy
and peace of your eternal home.
Amen.

 Adapted from PrayerTime: Faith-Sharing Reflections on the Sunday Gospels, Cycle B.

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Topics: Virgin Mary, catholic RENEW program, Feast of the Holy Family, Jesus Christ, prayer, RENEW International, St. Joseph

Prayer: Hail Full of Grace!

Posted by Sr. Donna Ciangio, OP on Dec 20, 2020 6:00:00 AM

All-powerful God,
Your eternal Word took flesh
when the Virgin Mary placed her life
at your service.
Lift our minds and hearts
in watchful hope
to hear the voice which announces
the coming of Jesus in glory.
May we be open to the Holy Spirit
as Mary was,
that we too may make Christ present
to our hurting world.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Adapted from Waiting With Joy, Year B: Weekly Reflections on the Sunday Readingsone of RENEW International's Advent resources for small group, individual or family prayer and reflection.

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Topics: time of anticipation, welcome, Advent, catholic RENEW program, faithful, Holy Spirit, hope, Jesus Christ, joy, prayer, RENEW International, spirit of the lord, Advent journey, season of preparation

Prayer: The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Me!

Posted by Sr. Donna Ciangio, OP on Dec 13, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
ever faithful to your promises
and ever close to your Church:
The earth rejoices in hope
of the Savior’s coming
and looks forward with longing
to his return at the end of time.
Prepare our hearts and
remove the sadness
that hinders us from feeling
the joy and the hope
that Christ’s presence will bring.
For he is Lord forever and ever. Amen.

Adapted from Waiting With Joy, Year B: Weekly Reflections on the Sunday Readingsone of RENEW International's Advent resources for small group, individual or family prayer and reflection.

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Topics: time of anticipation, welcome, Advent, catholic RENEW program, faithful, Holy Spirit, hope, Jesus Christ, joy, prayer, RENEW International, spirit of the lord, Advent journey, season of preparation

Prayer: Prepare the Way of the Lord!

Posted by Sr. Donna Ciangio, OP on Dec 6, 2020 6:00:00 AM

God of power and mercy,
Open our hearts in welcome.
Remove the things that hinder us from
receiving Christ with joy
so that we may share his wisdom and
become one with him in glory
for he lives and reigns with you and
the Holy Spirit,
now and forever. Amen.

 

 

Adapted from Waiting With Joy, Year B: Weekly Reflections on the Sunday Readingsone of RENEW International's Advent resources for small group, individual or family prayer and reflection.

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Topics: time of anticipation, welcome, Advent, catholic RENEW program, Holy Spirit, joy, prayer, RENEW International, Advent journey, season of preparation

Prayer: Be Watchful! Be Alert

Posted by Sr. Donna Ciangio, OP on Nov 29, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Loving God,
You desire that we grow ever more deeply
in our relationship with you.
As we begin our Advent journey
waiting eagerly
for the coming of your Son, Jesus,
bless our prayer, our contemplation,
our sharing,
and our service to others. Amen.

 

 

Adapted from Waiting With Joy, Year B: Weekly Reflections on the Sunday Readingsone of RENEW International's Advent resources for small group, individual or family prayer and reflection.

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Topics: time of anticipation, Advent, catholic RENEW program, prayer, RENEW International, Advent journey, season of preparation

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