Pope’s Intention October 2023
We pray for the Church, that she may adopt listening and dialogue as a lifestyle at every level, and allow herself to be guided by the Holy Spirit towards the peripheries of the world.
“O Lord, sea of love and goodness, let me not fear too much the storms and winds of my daily life, and let me know there is ebb and flow but the sea remains the sea. Amen.” – Henri Nouwen.
“Holy Spirit, make my heart open to the word of God, make my heart open to goodness, make my heart open to the beauty of God every day.” Amen.
Lord, we have no fear, for you are with us and we ask that we can dwell with you forever. Lord, I entrust myself to your loving care this night. I rest in the assurance of your promises for me. May I awaken to a new day with faith, hope and joy, knowing that you are always with me. Amen.
Prayer of St Francis; Feast October 4th
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.
Pope Francis on Prayer
… We need a faith built upon and constantly renewed in the personal encounter with Christ, in daily listening to his word, in active participation in the life of the Church and in authentic popular piety, … We need to pray always, even when everything seems in vain.