Let us pray in common

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

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.
  • for the successful work of the General Committee and the 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 a 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 an 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.
  • for the work in the ICDS workgroups and that more members bring engaged their expectations and point of view for the fruitful development of the ICDS.

and especially for

Europe

  • for the responsibility 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.

 

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

United States of America

  • for Lay Salvatorians who are suffering on cancer.
  • for a Lay Salvatorian who is suffering on depressions and “burn out” Syndrom.

 

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.

 

 

 

DR Congo

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

Mexico

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

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 …!

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.

 

Sri Lanka

  • In general, for the respect of other religions and their members
  • for all victims of acts of terrorism, their families, relatives, and friends.

Australia

  • for the victims and people affected by the fires, that they find new courage and strength for a new beginning.
    for the government to recognize the causes and interrelationships of the fire disasters and to incorporate this knowledge into its future actions.

Malysia

  • for the development of the Salvatorian family.

 

Philippines

  • for the victims and people affected by the volcanic eruption
  • for the development of the Salvatorian Family
  • for the 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 a reason, climate change induced by humans pushes into the focus more and more.

The unknown persons

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

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!

 

 

for over the world

  • for a rethinking in dealing with our environment and the resources given to us. That we learn to minimize our waste and waste materials and to keep our earth healthy for future generations.
  • 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 involve themselves in the prayer chain and move and develop forward this idea
  • for the 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 an 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 prisoner 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 assists us in our tasks and help us to invite and motivate young people.
  • let us find useful solutions and carry them into our daily life to reduce our climate-damaging emissions.

Share with us the 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. But what can we do as simple people?

We decided to 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 our work or at home – where ever we are. In this way, we show that no one is 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!

The message of the Gospel …

The message must come alive

What does help it,
if we point the finger at others,
if we resign
and shake one’s head
about the bad news
coming from the media?

Not only speaking fine words
And have dreams of the paradise
where everybody is better off
While today again
hundreds of children starve and die senselessly
when in other places tons of food become destroyed.
When the bomb of terrorism explodes in the neighboring country
man-made poison seeps into the soil
people have to leave their homes
become victims by battles and persecution
A child alone at home waiting
because nobody has time,
to face his questions.

The message must come alive

In you, in me, in each of us
only together to the goal
no hesitation, no wavering
no lazy leaning back
in the television chair or in the hammock

The Gospel is waiting over a long time
not on that to pointing fingers
or sad shake of the head
nor despair or depression
It’s waiting on yours and mine, on our first step.
here and now – today!

 

 

 

 

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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