World Mission Sunday

Mission Prayer

Lord, our God,
help us to walk with You
on the pathway of the beatitudes
and to live out Your mission
in today’s world.

Bind us to all men and women
of our time so that together
we may bring the Good News
to the ends of the earth.

Open our hearts and our Christian communities
to the needy, the afflicted, the oppressed.
May we radiate the Living Christ
and transform our lives
in the hope of the Resurrection.

This prayer we make to You
who are the living God
now and forever.

Amen.

Feast of Saint Luke

[public domain]

St. Luke, by Titian, first half of 16th century

Prayer to Saint Luke

Most wonderful Saint Luke,
you were animated by the Heavenly Spirit of Love.
In faithfully detailing the humanity of Jesus,
you also showed His Divinity
and His genuine compassion for all human beings.
May the Holy Spirit, instructor of the faithful,
help me to understand Christ’s words
and faithfully apply them in my life.
Amen.