Sunday, July 19, 2009

16th Sunday In Ordinary Time Opening Prayer

Let us entrust ourselves and all those dear to us
to our compassionate God

(pause for a while)

Our loving God,
your Son Jesus has revealed you to us
as more tender, warmhearted, and compassionate
than any mother could ever be.
Be near to all who are wounded in life,
care for all the little people trampled upon.
Make all those who follow your Son
people who can forgive and heal,
who make themselves nourishing bread
for all who are hungry in any way.
Make us care for one another
as you care for us through Jesus,
your Son and our Lord for ever and ever.

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