Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A Saint for California


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Prayer for Blessed Junipero Serra

Gracious God,
you call your people
to preach the Gospel at all times
that your message may go forth
to the ends of the earth.
We praise you for your servant
[Blessed] Saint Junipero Serra,
the Apostle of California,
who served you
with a missionary heart
and loved your people
to the end of his life.

As he is raised to the full stature
of holiness among your saints,
grant to your sinful yet holy Church
the grace to follow in his footsteps.

By his example,
help us to persevere in this life
for the sake of your Gospel,
always going forward
and never turning back.

With all the saints
who have gone before us,
and inspired by their courage, joy,
and abiding hope,
may we embrace our mission
to be your disciples
as we walk the way of holiness
on the road to your heavenly kingdom.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen

Regards  —  Cliff

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