Tuesday May 24th, 2007 - Prayer of the Week on John 17: 1-13
Let us Pray to the Lord. Lord have Mercy.O Lord You prayed to Your Father for us so we will not be lost but will receive the glory You had with Him before the creation of the world. Your prayed that we would become one with each other and with You as You are with Your Father. Help us to remain in the truth and not be led astray by winds of doctrine. Your Holy Spirit which you sent guided the holy fathers in the composition of the Nicene creed. On this day as we remember them grant that we take their inspiration into our hearts and live as we say we believe. In this way we will remain in Your love which You have with Your Father. We pray in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen
Tuesday May 8th, 2007 - Prayer of the Week - A prayer for missionaries
Let us Pray to the Lord. Lord have Mercy.O God of Truth and Love, hear our prayer for those who do not know You, that they may come to a saving knowledge of the Truth, and that Your Name may be praised among all the peoples of the world. Sustain, inspire, and enlighten Your servants who bring them the Gospel. Grant vigor to wavering faith and sustain our faith when it is fragile. Continually renew missionary zeal in our souls and throughout Your Church, and raise up new missionaries who will follow You to the ends of the earth. Make us witnesses to Your goodness--full of love, full of strength, and full of faith - for Your glory and the salvation of the entire world. Through the prayers of our Most-holy Lady, Theotokos, and Ever-virgin Mary; of the Holy Apostle Paul; of Saint Photini; of Saints Cyril and Methodius, teachers of the Slavs; of Saint Kosmas of Aitola; of Saints Herman, Innocent, and Tikhon, Enlighteners of America; of Saint Nicholas, Enlightener of Japan; John of Chicago and of all the missionary Saints, have mercy on us, forasmuch as You are the God of salvation, and to You we send up glory: to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; now and ever, and unto ages of ages.