Prayer is an important way of developing our personal relationship with God. It is also the way that we create a Christian community and become Church – sons and daughters of God, here, on earth.
Let my prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of my hands as an evening sacrifice.Psalm 141: 2
In addition to participating in the Masses, you can come into the church for quiet moments of personal prayer. You can pray for your own intentions or for the intentions of other parishioners, written in the book at the back of the church. You can also request prayer by writing your intentions in the book.
You can also pray for the Pope’s intentions. There is a different focus for each month. In February, he is praying for those who are victims of Human Trafficking, that we will find the generosity of heart to welcome them and help them, wherever we find them.
The Pope’s Video – February 2019
Let us pray or a generous welcome of the victims of human trafficking, of enforced prostitution, and of violence. 2019
Although we try to ignore it, slavery is not something from other times.
Faced with this tragic reality, no one can wash their hands of it without being, in some way, an accomplice to this crime against humanity.
We cannot ignore the fact that there is as much slavery in the world today as there was before, or perhaps more.
Let us pray for a generous welcome of the victims of human trafficking, of enforced prostitution, and of violence.
You may also find the following links, useful:
https://pray-as-you-go.org This resource can be downloaded as an App and provides prayerful reflection on each days readings….
https://stbeunosoutreach.wordpress.com/prego/ This resource offers an opportunity reflect on the Sunday Readings each week and is designed for use at home. Alternatively, you can join us, each Wednesday morning at 10.00am, after Mass, in the rectory when there is an opportunity to pray and reflect together, on the readings.
https://clicktopray.org This resource can be downloaded as an App and enables each of us to pray alongside the Pope, for his intentions and the needs of others, each month. It reminds us that, as individuals, we are not only part of the Parish community, but also a worldwide community, which is constantly praying for the needs of others.