Let us pray in common

The members of the General Committee of the ICDS, ask all the Lay Salvatorians over the world to enclose the following requests in their prayer and to build a prayer chain over the world for

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Generally

  • for Pope Francis, that the Holy Spirit will give him the power to fulfill his mission for the renewing of our church – and may God preserve him healthy.
  • for the recognition of a miracle for the Holy See to review and accept for the beatification of Fr. Jordan, founder of the Salvatorians – especially in those days of memory of the hundredth anniversary of his death.
  • for the successful work of the General Committee and the new workgroup on the ICDS statutes and for the successful outcome from the Dicastery for laity, family and life, granting us the approval of our statutes and recognition as an private association of the faithful, dotted with juridical personality.
  • for the members of the General Committee, that they find ways and a speech to encourage and motivate all Lay Salvatorians of the world, that each one carries his part of effort of the development of the Salvatorian family and so the project gets on.
    Give them the grace to be apostles, and to find always answers to the complex challenges of our time.
  • for all Lay Salvatorians that they recognize and/or discover (again) and follow their special vocation on the pulpit of the world and to develop one’s own identity.
  • for all Lay Salvatorians that they discover and recognize their participation in a real worldwide community as well as each of them is motivated to build up this association together with his/her Lay Salvatorian brothers and sisters, make his/her contribution and guide it in this way to success.
  • for all Lay Salvatorians that they recognize the process to become a real community and follow this way with full of courage in spite of all difficulties. Because it will be a big treasure for the whole ICDS and in that way for each one.

and especially for

Europe

  • for the responsible of government and economy that they change their goals in the relationships to African states to give the people new perspectives and ensure their livelihoods to end slavery and migration.
  • for refugees who take incredible exertions to escape the terrible conditions in their homeland.
  • for the refugee children along their trip to and through Europe. Let them find good people who alleviate their most suffering and give them healthy and secure accommodation.
  • for the refugee women that they find areas of respect and security on their trip.
  • for all victims of acts of terrorism, their families, relatives, and friends.
  • for refugees who are stranded in some “Nowhere-land” between the borderlines. Let’s find reasonable solutions that they can start into a new and better part of their life.
  • for the people of Europe that they understand that no one leaves his home just for fun and moves into an uncertain future.
  • for all concerned, that they recognize the great challenge as a great opportunity for a better future.
  • for the people of Europe that they are not be tempted by right-wing populists and profiteers, who only have the destruction of society in mind.
  • for refugees and people, who have to live in poverty and without perspectives, who became victims of traffickers or get forced into modern slavery.

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Latin America

  • for refugees and people, who have to live in poverty and without perspectives, who became victims of traffickers or get forced into modern slavery.
  • for refugees who take incredible exertions to escape the terrible conditions in their homeland.
  • for refugees who are stranded in some “Nowhere-land” between the borderlines. Let’s find reasonable solutions that they can start into a new and better part of their life.
  • for all victims of acts of terrorism, their families, relatives, and friends.
  • for justice and peace

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Venezuela

  • for the responsible of government- that they recognize that they can not govern without or against the people.
  • for a political renewal which target a common future in freedom and peace.
  • for the people, so they find paths out of the spiral of violence and corruption.
  • for those who are in a hopeless situation.
  • for those who have no other prospects in life, as violence and guns
  • for those who defend life, peace and justice
  • for refugees who take incredible exertions to escape the terrible conditions in their homeland.
  • for the refugee children along their trip to and through countries of the neighborhood. Let them find good people who alleviate their most suffering and give them healthy and secure accommodation.
  • for the refugee women that they find areas of respect and security on their trip.

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Congo

  • for all members of the Salvatorian family who are suffering on and touched by the effects of the battle conflicts in some regions.

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Mexico

  • for the Lay Salvatorians – may they recognize and live their vocation despite all difficulties.

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Palestine

  • for each person who is suffering on the violence, hatred and apathy.
  • for them who were injured – for those who were injured by the consequences of war – for those who had to leave relatives and friends
    Give them peace and an open heart so that forgiveness and reconciliation is possible. Only forgiveness is the gate for a new start in a new life in Justice and Peace.
  • for Christian unity in its diversity – Catholics, Eastern Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant
    among themselves, that they may live as credible testimony supporting the Good News
  • against the sadness and hopelessness – and for new perspectives.
  • for to build up new houses and utility installations for the people
  • and easy for PEACE …!

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Middle East Region

  • for all children who are victims of violence and battles in this region. O Lord, give all of us more the wisdom how we all harm them – through our apathy, mental displacement, lethargy, helplessness …
  • for justice and peace, acceptance and mutual tolerance in the region.
  • for respect of other religions and their members
  • for the end of the civil war in Syria and Iraq and especially all refugees – and all people who hope on freedom and have an interest in the end of the battles
  • for the displaced persons and refugees, give them a safe new home and bring the families and friends back together
  • for all the children in the countries, that they learn to live together in freedom and respect with others.
  • let us start to dream from a region without bombs and weapons, where love and respect are high values again.

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Malysia

  • for the development of the Salvatorian family.

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Philippines

  • for the development of the Salvatorian Family
  • for development of the Lay Salvatorian project.

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The forgotten conflicts and grievances out of our focus

  • for all the people who are suffering on armed conflicts over the globe which are out of our focus at the moment.
  • for those who are suffering under inhibition, persecution, slavery and all kinds of barbarity.
  • for all people who have to flee their homes give them a new one, please.
  • orf those who have a difficult road ahead of them or are on this at the moment – be with them, please.
  • for those in the so called rich countries – give them a heart and the joy of sharing.
  • following Caritas international we have so many conflicts on earth today, we never had before. In addition, the catastrophes of nature have risen dramatically. As reason, the climate change induced by humans pushes into the focus more and more.

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The unknown persons

  • for those, which are in your hearts, – which should be on this prayer chain,
    but do not have the knowing or the possibility to be there.
  • for all the unknown neighbors.

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A BIG THANK

  • for those, which are supporting the help for the refugees and give them a home – everywhere!
  • for those, which are including other people in their prayers – people, which are never known and seen before.
  • for those, which are thinking one time on unknown others and recognize them as their sisters and brothers.
  • Thanks for that service for your unknown neighbor. Thanks for the kind words and thoughts, thanks for the compassion – may God have it credited!

 

 

Over the world

  • for all members of the Salvatorian family, that they recognize more the richness of this community and feel home there as brothers and sisters.
  • that our vocation as Lay Salvatorians forces us more and more to look ahead and to be open to uncharted horizons of communion.
  • for the improvement of our communication and mutual support across the borderlines of our groups/units/countries.
  • for engaged Lay Salvatorians which will more involved themselves in the prayer chain and move and develop forward this idea
  • he developing of the groups of Lay Salvatorians and that we confess our faith in the Divine Savior – whether convenient or not!
  • for all men and women that they discover their common in their diversity and learn to meet each other on equal level!
  • for those who think they are lost or forgotten.
  • Lord, make our church again to a place of home, a place of interest and joy, a place of freedom and justice!
  • for the responsible politicians of our nations. Give them the wisdom, that immigrants are often the result of a failed economic politic, war and battled conflicts – and/or non perspectives of life for the people in their homeland. We all could work against this atrocious conditions – if we really want it to do.
  • that we learn to share the goods of this world more and furthermore each one recognizes that money is not the sense of our life! There is more, much more …
  • for social justice and peace and that the people protect these achievements and let not destroy it by envious profiteers who want to promote more exploitation.
  • for more respect, tolerance and indulgence. Because each one is a prisioneer of his/her environment and lives his/her challenges of life. Remember on God’s love and try to share it with your next …
  • Oh Lord, send us called, which assist us in our tasks and help us to invite and motivate young people.

Let’s invite you to Monday evening prayer for peace over the world.

Probably- you know the difficulties and inhuman situations of war, crime, intolerance, violence and terror in several countries like Palestine, Iraq, Pakistan, Venezuela, and so on. What can we as easy people do?

We come together as possible on each Monday evening over the world for a prayer for justice and peace – if in chapels, churches, on the street, at your work or at home – where ever you are. You are not alone, there are more people with you in prayer as you can imagine. Invite family members, friends, neighbors, or someone you know and /or who could be interested and follow this idea. Spend a time of prayer and quietness together and ask the Lord to give peace in all hearts and minds, which are longing for it. Especially for the children, families and civilians, but also for those soldiers and combatants, which are not of their own will in the battles, but were forced to fight by others.

Even if you’re only a minute in short prayer or intense thoughts here, you are living the communion with God for peace! – Peace is always possible if someone dares the first step. Maybe this prayer can remind us to start it with this easy first step!

The suffering world needs your prayer!

A prayer for this month

DECEMBER

Take some moments of silence …

Lord, We worship You during this Christmas season.

You are our wonderful Counselor, mighty God, everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace1. We choose to put You at the center of our family life as we celebrate Your birth. Keep us from distractions and help us to invite You into all our community/family activities. Teach us to pray and help us to glorify and worship You in our community/family during this busy time of year. Give us a spirit of wisdom and revelation that we might know You better2. Thank you for being Immanuel, “God with us.” Open our eyes to realize this each day as we interact with others. Help us to be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as You forgave us3. Show us creative ways to love and care for those outside our home. Fill us to overflowing with Your love for the lost. Teach us to do acts of kindness to those who are in need at this time of year. May our community/family be a refreshment and light to others. We ask You to touch with salvation those in our community/family who do still not know You. Open their hearts to Your great love for them. Help us to share Your Truth and be Your light.

You are the Savior of the world.

1 Isaiah 9:6

2 Ephesians 1:17

3 Ephesians 4:32

 

 

 

AMEN


 

The loving god is on the way with you, particularly in the moments,
where you need him special.

If you have a concern for that you think it’s a need to be prayed, don’t hesitate to tell us with a comment or a prayer request → go to “prayer request” left above, please.

Each contribution to this prayer chain is always welcome!


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