Jesus said to his disciples, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Do not let your hearts be distressed or lacking in courage”. (John 14:27a,c)
It was a beautiful gift, peace. Give your blessing to those whom you meet today; make peace with them and offer peace to them.
Lord Jesus, have mercy on me when I fail; allow me the time to repent, make amends and find your peace once again.
Prayer: Priests and Religious (Cardinal Joseph Bernadin)
Lord of the harvest,
your Word finds a home in our heart,
calls us into community,
and invites us to generous service of the human family.
Bless with courage and spirit your priestly people,
called to full participation in the one Body of Christ.
May many choose to respond in public service
to your call offered in Jesus’ name. Amen.