Memorial of Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, for the salvation of souls, the reparation of sins, the reunion of all Christians. We pray for those persons living on the margins of society, in inhumane life conditions; may they not be overlooked by institutions and never considered of lesser importance. Amen
Heavenly Father, I hear about the needs of poor people who live in hunger and struggle daily to survive. But when I encounter someone who is homeless, I become skeptical and selfish with my gifts. Help me to open my heart to them and to remember that they are Your children, too.
Caring Father, guide me to help those who can benefit from my generosity. And guide the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate as they serve poor people in missions around the world. Their mission is even more difficult in these times. Amen
Take the Next Step to Strengthen Your Prayer Life
We all could use some healing in our life. And prayer is the best way for us to communicate our needs with God.
Healing Prayers is a wonderful prayer book created by the Missionary Oblates for all those who long for the healing power of the Lord. For these persons, this prayer book has been written in faith and hope that, united in prayer, we might all experience healing of body, mind and spirit in every aspect of our lives.