Liturgy Alive Tuesday, July 24, 2012
God, Father of all,
you know and you love us;
whatever happens to us,
we are in your hands.
Wherever you lead us,
you know where you want us to go.
We ask you for faith and trust.
Make your will our will,
that you may lead us to your home
under the guidance of him,
who did your will in everything,
Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Liturgy of the Word
Introduction to the First Reading
The Prophet Micah assures God's people that God forgives them in their infidelity. The people answer with a hymn of praise and trust.
Introduction to the Gospel
Jesus assures us that what brings us close to God and makes us his relatives is doing the will of the Father. This is all that matters, more than ties of blood. This mission was the core and meaning of Jesus' life and death. Let us pray that his faithfulness may also be ours.
– That the people of God may always pray that they may seek your will rather than try to force you to do their will, we pray:
– That the Lord may give us the insight to discern his will in the events of life, we pray:
– That we may be true sons and daughters of God by seeking and doing his will in everyday life, we pray:
Prayer over the Gifts
God, our Father,
this bread and this wine
are signs that with Jesus, your Son,
we are ready to seek your will.
Allow us to share in his table
as his brothers and sisters
and to follow him on his loyal way
to you, our God for ever.
Prayer after Communion
God our Father,
you have given us a world
to master and to develop
according to your wise plans
and to build up the body of Christ
May we do so by the strength
of Jesus himself
and make this Church and this world
a communion of faith and hope,
of love and peace,
as a sign and a way
to your joy that lasts for ever.
Brothers and sisters of Jesus… We pray very often the Our Father and ask him that his will be done on earth as in heaven. That's what we pray for, so that's what we are committed to do. May Almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.