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Call: Prayers 1

R/: Lord, bless your chosen ones 1) For those who proclaim the reign of God by submitting to you the most vibrant tenderness of their human love to prepare other hearts for your arrival: Lord, be their friend and keep them in your love. We pray. 2) For those who proclaim the reign of God in solitude and abandonment: Lord, be their family and keep them in your love. We pray. 3) For those who proclaim the reign of God like sheep in the midst of wolves: Lord, be their shepherd and keep them in your love. We pray. 4) For those who proclaim the reign of God by sharing the poverty of the most destitute: Lord, be their riches and keep them in your love. We pray. 5) For those who proclaim the reign like messengers of peace in the midst of violent world: Lord, be their safety and support and keep them in your love. We pray. 6) For those who proclaim the reign by healing the sick: Lord, be their physician, health and strength and keep them in your love. 7) For those who continue to proclaim your reign despite opposition and persecution: Lord, be their reward and protection and keep them in your love. We pray. 8) For those who proclaim the reign of God without going away but simply through the beauty of their life in our midst: Lord, be their assurance and confidence and keep them in your love. We pray. Prayer: The harvest is abundant, but the labourers are few. We pray to you, Lord: Send workers to your harvest! May they take for a traveling companion neither the allure of money nor the force of power, but simply the peace and joy of your Gospel. May their whole life proclaim: The Kingdom of God has arrived in your son Jesus Christ our Lord who lives.

Call: Prayers 2
R/- Make us worthy of your call 1) You have been chosen before the foundation of the world: that we
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may be grateful for the gift of our call and remain faithful in our vocation, we pray. 2) You are sacred to the Lord: that we may grow in the intimacy and the holiness of God through prayer and contemplation, we pray 3) You have heard the word of truth and sealed with the promised Holy Spirit: that we may grow in the experience of the word of God through the spirit, we pray. 4) You are the salt of the earth: May we become taste-givers to ordinary, bland and insipid lives, preserve freshness, enthusiasm and values in our communities and may we also become obstacle removers from the path of those we minister to, we pray. 5) You are the light of the world: let our talents and gifts along with our faith and commitment become a shining witness, and may people seeing our good works give glory to God, we pray 5) You are a people beloved to the Lord, your God: that we may realize His choice of us as special people to Him and remind us of our own special response to his love, we pray.... 6) You have been anointed to bring the Good News to the poor: that we may be led by the spirit in our preferential choice of mission of truth and justice, we pray... Prayer: Let your word, Lord, be the light of our lives, and even if its cutting edge must cause the loss of what enchained us, be gracious and grant us to follow you unwaveringly for you bring justice to the poor and defend the rights of the oppressed. We make this

Call: Prayers 3
R/: Help us to say, "Yes"!
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1) Lord, we say yes to you, you who have called us out of nothingness to being, out of darkness into light. R/2) Lord, we say yes to ourselves, to our strengths and weaknesses, to our richness and limitations. R/3) Lord, we say yes to our sisters; sisters you have given us to live, to pray, to work and be happy with. We say yes to what they are and what they would become. R/4) Lord, we say yes to people you have given us to administer to, yes to our students, our co-workers, our parishioners, our patients.... and others, yes to their needs, their concerns, their hopes and disappointments. R/5) Lord, we say yes to those who are most in need of us - people who have no one to plead for, people who are unjustly treated, people who are constantly in fear, in uncertainty, insecurity, with whom we yearn to identify. R/6) Lord, we say yes: yes of our desire, yes of our willingness, yes of our self-gift. We say yes in order to feel its impact, its stirrings in our day-to-day life. R/Prayer: You founded your Church on twelve men, poor in everything, who were sent out into the world as defenseless shepherds. Lord our God, deign to preserve your church in this faith: let your word never be adulterated by the power of the world, for you bring justice to the poor and defend the rights of the oppressed. We make this

Community: Prayers 1
R:/ Bind us together in your love 1) Lord, you chose humble persons as apostles and taught them to
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live in love; teach us today to love one another as you have loved us and continue to love us, we pray 2) On the cross, you gave yourself to the last drop of blood; in imitation of you may we be ready to give of ourselves till it hurts, we pray 3) Lord of love, you live with the Father and the Spirit in a marvelous unity; may this love which unites be poured out on us in abundance, we pray 4) Jesus, you loved us into your body, the church; may we living witnesses to the world of the new kind of life you inspire in your followers, we pray 5) Lord of heaven and earth, your love is eternal; may all who believe in you be channels of this love, radiating it on all humankind, we pray Prayer: It is you who bind us together in love. It is your grace and your word that has gathered together. You call us again, Lord, to live together in love. Take away from our hearts whatever divides us from others and enable us to live as sisters, caring and bearing with each other and participating together in the mission you have entrusted to us through our charism. We make this

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