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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Prayer for the Morning

 

In Christ are we made one:

come, let us adore him!

 

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,

is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia!

 

HYMN

 

In Christ there is no east or west,

In him no south or north;

But one great fellowship of love

Throughout the whole wide earth.

 

In him shall true hearts everywhere

Their high communion find;

His service is the golden cord,

Close binding all mankind.

 

In Christ now meet both east and west,

In him meet north and south;

All Christly souls are one in him

Throughout the whole wide earth.

 

PSALM 133

 

Then Peter proceeded to speak and said, “In truth, I see that God shows no partiality.” (Acts 10:34)

 

God’s plan is that, in Christ, there be no “insiders” or “outsiders.” All will be made one in him. In this present age, we are called to work toward that profound unity through humble love of one another.

 

How good and how pleasant it is,

when brothers live in unity!

 

It is like precious oil upon the head

running down upon the beard,

running down upon Aaron’s beard

upon the collar of his robes.

 

It is like the dew of Hermon which falls

on the heights of Zion.

For there the Lord gives his blessing,

life for ever.

 

Glory to the Father….

 

Word of God (Galatians 3:26-29)

 

For through faith you are all children of God in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free person, there is not male and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendant, heirs according to the promise.

 

For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek;

the same Lord is Lord of all, enriching all

who call upon him. (Rom 10:12)

 

CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH

 

In every nation whoever fears him and acts uprightly is acceptable to him. (Acts 10:35)

 

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel;

he has come to his people and set them free.

He has raised up for us a mighty savior,

born of the house of his servant David.

 

Through his holy prophets he promised of old

that he would save us from our enemies,

from the hands of all who hate us.

 

He promised to show mercy to our fathers

and to remember his holy covenant.

 

This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham:

to set us free from the hands of our enemies,

free to worship him without fear,

holy and righteous in his sight

all the days of our life.

 

You, my child, shall be called the prophet

of the Most High;

for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,

to give his people knowledge of salvation

by the forgiveness of their sins.

 

In the tender compassion of our God

the dawn from on high shall break upon us,

to shine on those who dwell in darkness

and the shadow of death,

and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

 

Glory to the Father…

 

INTERCESSIONS 

 

Let us pray in and with Christ:

 

R/Father, may all be one!

 

Where differences divide: R/

 

Where competition leads to hostility and violence: R/

 

Where judgment has replaced understanding: R/

 

(Personal intentions)

 

Our Father….

 

O God, most holy Three-in-One, you have made us in your image. May we grow into the unity that mirrors your inner life of love, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Raphael Benedict

Raphael Benedict

Raphael Benedict is a Catholic who wants nothing but to spread the catholic faith to reach the ends of the world. Make this possible by always sharing any article or prayers posted on your social media platforms. Remain blessed

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