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.

 

Thursday, 23 November 2017

V/ Jesus Desires Us to Stay Close to Him (John 15:4-10)

R/ “Remain in me, as I remain in you. Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing. Anyone who does not remain in me will be thrown out like a branch and wither; people will gather them and throw them into a fire and they will be burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask for whatever you want and
it will be done for you. By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples. As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.”

 

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