Living the Zeal of Benedict

a blog by Sister Marilyn Schauble, OSB

The Love of Christ Compels Us.

The ministry of reconciliation

God, our Creator, we give you thanks for reconciling us and the whole world to yourself in Christ. Empower us, our community, and our local churches in ministries of reconciliation. Heal our hearts and help us to spread your peace. We pray in praise of your holy name now and forever. Amen.

The Love of Christ Compels Us.

God reconciled us to God-self

God, our Creator, out of love you made a covenant with your people. Empower us to resist all forms of discrimination. Let the gift of your loving covenant fill us with joy and inspire us to greater unity. We pray in praise of your holy name now and forever. Amen.

The Love of Christ Compels Us.

Everything has become new.

God, you reveal yourself to us as Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier and yet you are one. You break our human boundaries and renew us. Give us a new heart to overcome all that endangers our unity in you. We pray in praise of your holy name now and forever. Amen.

The Love of Christ Compels us.

Forgetting what lies behind.

God, our Creator, you are the same, yesterday, today and forever. Heal the wounds of our past, bless our pilgrimage towards unity today and guide us into the future, when you will be all in all. We pray in praise of your holy name now and forever. Amen.

The Love of Christ Compels Us.

We regard no one from a human point of view.

God, our Creator, you are the origin and goal of all living things. Forgive us when we only see ourselves and are blinded by our own standards. Open our hearts and our eyes. Teach us to be loving, accepting, and gracious so that we may grow in the unity which is your gift. We pray in praise of your holy name now and forever. Amen.

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