For October, Pope Francis calls on us to join the Church in its mission and commitment to proclaim the word of the Lord. His prayer intention for the month specifically intends to tap into the hearts of every baptized Christian and remind them of their duty to become active bearers of the Gospel.
“In virtue of the Holy Spirit, baptism immerses us in the death and resurrection of the Lord,” Pope Francis said in a 2018 general audience. God empowers all of us, even in the times we feel powerless or useless. He makes us feel whole and strong to overcome everything we are going through. “Immersing us in Christ, baptism also makes us members of his body, which is the Church, and participants in its mission in the world,” the Pope added.
This month, let us pray that every baptized person be engaged in evangelization and make themselves available to the mission of the Church by being witnesses of a life that has the flavor of the Gospel. (Read: Pope Sends Prayers For Mexico Hospital Flood Victims)
Prayer to Become the Lord’s Missionary Disciple
Send forth Your Spirit, O Lord,
and fill the hearts of Your people with
an ardent desire to follow Jesus,
to be His missionary disciples.
Fill us with joy and a desire to know Your Word.
May we boldly proclaim the Good News to others;
for when we help others to know that God loves them,
they will know true happiness.
Fill us with a deep desire for the Eucharist.
May we recognize Jesus in the proclamation of the Scriptures
and in the Breaking of the Bread;
for when we are united with Jesus, joy is constantly born anew.
Fill us with a true love of neighbour.
May we seek opportunities for reconciliation,
and with big hearts serve those in need;
for in serving them, we know we are serving Your Son.
With the help of the Holy Spirit, may we commit ourselves
to loving You and doing Your will.
We make this prayer through Christ, our Lord.
Prayer from Diocese of London.
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