Day 127: Consecrated Life (914-924)

Prayer by Fr. Mike: “Father in Heaven, thank you so much. Thank you for the gift of your Church, which has so much variety. Thank you for the gift of your Church that honors the great gift, the great call of marriage and family. We thank you for your Church that honors the great call of chastity for the sake of the Kingdom. We thank you for the great gift of your Church that just meets every one of us in whatever state of life we find ourselves. Because you, Lord God, you want to meet us in every state in life we find ourselves. Every circumstance we find ourselves, we know that you can find us. So we ask you right now, for the sake of all religious sisters, all consecrated virgins, right now all widows, right now we ask you for all religious brothers, we ask you to please find them and meet them with your Grace today. For all those who have dedicated their lives in this unique profession of the evangelical counsels we ask that you please give them your Holy Spirit and give them your Grace right now that they can continue to bear witness to you in the world even if they are separated from the world. And bless all of us, Lord God. Help us to recognize and to regularly pray for these sisters and these brothers of ours.  Help them help us and be with us this day. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen”