INTENTION OF THE DAY: In thanksgiving for Salvation.
OPENING PRAYER: We fly to thy protection, O holy Mother of God.
Despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us from all
dangers O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.
REFLECTION: “The stone which the builders rejected has become the
cornerstone” (Ps 118:22). “We believe that having died with Christ we shall
be raised to life with him” (Rom 6:8). “All who call on the name of the Lord
will be saved” (Acts 2:21). Just as individuals are forgiven and raised up
by the mystery of Christ’s death and resurrection, we pray with Jesus
that “all be given eternal life (…) and that they will know the only true God,
and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent” (Jn 17).
We thank God for our Catholic heritage and for the heroic witness of
faith of our Catholic Martyrs. May they inspire us in our times of
difficulty and trial to remain firm in faith, prayer and to be faithful to
Christ and the teaching of the Church. We pray for spirit of renewal
and increase of evangelical zeal and missionary outreach for the
Church in England and Wales. We pray for the Conversion of
England and Wales and of the whole world to Christ and his Church.
PRAYER: Ever-living God, help us to celebrate with joy and
thanksgiving the resurrection of your Son, that as he has been raised
from the dead, so our mortal lives also may be crowned by the
ultimate joy of rising from sin and death with him for ever, who has
made all things new.
Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory be…
Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.
St Joseph, pray for us.
St Edward the Confessor, pray for us.