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Monthly Prayer: October 2011
Saturday, October 1st 2011

Image of a shepherd and flock.Lord, Your Holy Church dedicates October to the spread of The Gospel. Help us to realise that our baptism commissioned us to “go out to the whole world and proclaim the good news”.

Jesus, for some of us the whole world may be only those with whom we come in contact as they care for us in hospital, nursing home or our own home; for others it may be the students in our classroom or lecture hall: yet again our colleagues in the factory and, for some, a parish or mission territory abroad.

Help us to realise that there are endless ways in which to bring others to know You and to lead the stray sheep back to the fold. Through the intercession of St. Therese of The Child Jesus patron of the missions, give us the grace to live our faith and the courage to share it in whatever way we can especially by the example of our lives.

Jesus, at this time when the truths of The Creed are being subtly undermined, strengthen our belief in Your Divinity and the saving power of Your death and resurrection. Confirm in us belief in Your miracles and the wonder and mystery of The Most Holy Eucharist for which so many of our people were martyred.

Lord strengthen our commitment to the recitation of the Holy Rosary and to meditation on the mysteries it contains. Through the intercession of Our Lady of The Most Holy Rosary , Saints Luke, Simon and Jude and our Guardian Angels may we support one another in living our faith and in bringing others to You as Andrew brought his brother Peter.

Jesus You have great compassion for the suffering; may those who are terminally ill be supported by their faith and by the love shown to them by others. Lord, as St. Therese offered her prayers and sufferings for the missions may we do likewise in the knowledge that what we do for the least of Your little ones we do for You.

Lord, at this time of hardship for many grant the grace of generosity to those who can afford to help others. Send your Holy Spirit to help us choose whom to elect as our next president. Anoint with wisdom whoever is chosen and send you holy angels to protect them and our country in these difficult times.

Lord we adore Your Divine Majesty and we thank You for Your Mercy and for all the blessings you have given us of nature and of grace. Amen

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