Marianist World Day of Prayer, October 11, 2009

Shrine of Our Lady of Peace of Fatima Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Shrine of Our Lady of Peace of Fatima Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Prayer for the Marianist Family by Jose María Arnaiz, S.M.

“Our Father, we pray for our Marianist Family
with all its weaknesses and all its wealth.
Look upon us with kindness;
it is our mother and our family.

Give it your grace so that it may become
what it longs to be.
“A family that fosters life and enthusiasm,
in which all can express what they think and feel,
what they believe and desire;
a community of freedom.

“A family in which all can pray in their own language,
develop and cherish their own culture,
appreciate the heritage and history in which they feel
at home:
an incarnational community, one that knows the
paschal mystery
and experience a new Pentecost.

“A family of which people will say:
“See how they love one another,’
rather than, “See how well organized they are’:
a living and growing community.”
Marianist Family, you are small but growing,
Fragile but full of hope,
Hesitant but believing.
Lift up your eyes and see:
Jesus and Mary are always with you. Amen.”

Prayer for the Marianist Family by Jose María Arnaiz, S.M.
“Our Father, we pray for our Marianist Family
with all its weaknesses and all its wealth.
Look upon us with kindness;
it is our mother and our family.
Give it your grace so that it may become
what it longs to be.
“A family that fosters life and enthusiasm,
in which all can express what they think and feel,
what they believe and desire;
a community of freedom.
“A family in which all can pray in their own language,
develop and cherish their own culture,
appreciate the heritage and history in which they feel
at home:
an incarnational community, one that knows the
paschal mystery
and experience a new Pentecost.
“A family of which people will say:
“See how they love one another,’
rather than, “See how well organized they are’:
a living and growing community.”
Marianist Family, you are small but growing,
Fragile but full of hope,
Hesitant but believing.
Lift up your eyes and see:
Jesus and Mary are always with you. Amen.”

More info on the Marianist World Day of Prayer 2009 (pdf).

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