Opening Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, King of Regnum Christi and the Legion, we thank you for giving life to our spiritual family. We thank you for calling each one of us to love and serve you and your Holy Catholic Church through this Movement. We thank you for giving us so many graces throughout the first seventy-five years of our existence, and we thank you for sending so many graces through our Movement into the world and the Church. We humbly ask you, through the intercession of Our Lady of Sorrows, St. Paul the Apostle, St. John the Evangelist, St. Michael the Archangel, and St. Joseph, to help us renew our love for you, for the Church, for our Movement, and for all people as we prepare to celebrate the Solemnity of the Kingship of your Sacred Heart over the whole Universe.

 

Sunday, 19 November 2017

V/ Jesus Teaches Us to Build Communion and to Love as He Loves (John
13:34-35; Matthew 5:43-48)

R/ “I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another… You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor
and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have? Do not the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brothers only, what is unusual about that? Do not the pagans do the same? So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect…”

 

Concluding Prayer

Let us pray:

Lord Jesus, pour forth your Holy Spirit to inspire us with these words from Holy Scripture. Stir up in our souls a deep, burning desire to seek your face always and everywhere, to believe without limits in your Gospel, and to live to the full the abundant life that you came to give us.

Open our hearts every day and in every situation to welcome your mercy and truth. Increase in us the influence of the gifts of your Holy Spirit, so that we can trust you more and more fully, and be your courageous witnesses and apostles in this fallen world, so needful of your redeeming grace.

Continue to bless our Movement as we joyfully serve the Church and the world, and walk with us along the path of faithfulness to your most holy name.  In our weakness and our need, remind us:  If not us, then who will proclaim the Gospel? If not now, then when will the Gospel be proclaimed?  If not the truth of your Gospel, then what shall we proclaim? 1

V/: O Sacred Heart of Jesus, burning with love for us,
V/: inflame our hearts with love for you.
V/: Christ Our King!
R/: Thy Kingdom come!

1 Some phrases from this prayer are adapted from the United States Council of
Catholic Bishops’ prayer for the New Evangelization