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.

 

Friday, 24 November 2017

V/ Through St. Paul, Jesus Reminds Us That His Grace Is Enough for Us
(Philippians 3:7-11; 2 Corinthians 12:9-10)

R/ “But because of Christ, I have come to consider all these advantages that I had as disadvantages. Not only that, but I believe nothing can happen that will outweigh the supreme advantage of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For him I have accepted the loss
of everything, and I look on everything as so much rubbish if only I can have Christ and be given a place in him. I am no longer trying for perfection by my own efforts, and the perfection that comes from the law, but I want only the perfection that comes through
faith in Christ, and is from God and based on faith. All I want is to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and to share his sufferings by reproducing the pattern of his death… The Lord said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect
in weakness’… Therefore, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and constraints, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak, then I am strong.”

 

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