Prayer of the Day

First Week of Advent – Feast of St. Francis Xavier, Priest

December 3rd, 2015
"The harvest is rich, but the labourers are few. Look , I am sending you out like lambs among wolves." Luke 10 : 2
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The hardships of the apostolic calling were spelled out by Jesus to his followers. There were no easy options – no tree-lined avenues, no spare tunics, but only rejections from some and disregard from others. Like Francis Xavier they were commissioned to travel lightly, sharing the Good News of Christ with the known world. Their zeal would help them in all their missionary activity, carrying them to new continents and through extreme dangers. We need to acknowledge their bravery and their rich contribution to our lives.

Prayer

Let us remember all our missionaries and those whose tasks are hard that they might be encouraged in their work by the grace of our supportive prayers. Amen