Prayers for Racial Justice, Day 1: The blood of Christ refreshes our souls

Day One, July 1

The blood of Christ refreshes our souls,
gives us new courage, liberates our lives.
The blood of the poor soaks into the land,
cries out for justice, yearning for peace.
We are redeemed in the blood of Christ.
We are washed in love.
Sent by the blood, stained by the blood;
we are servants of the blood of Christ.

“What gift can ever repay God’s gift to me? I raise the cup of salvation as I call on God’s name!” Psalm 116:13
Out of darkness into light, from slavery to freedom, we share with you, our God, at the altar, a cup of liberation when you bring us into community life and call us to the apostolate.
“I am competent of doing nothing more than to pray, to be silent and to suffer. Let us always keep in contact with each other through the wounds of Jesus Christ.” St. Gaspar

Today’s Action: Read and reflect on the Kansas City Province’s Corporate Stances.

Instructions: On the Feast of the Precious Blood, July 1, Members and Companions of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood celebrate the redemptive value of the Precious Blood of Jesus. This year let’s extend our prayer to an Octave of Prayer. There are reflections for each day with action steps each day. Let your voice be heard. It is your challenge to hear the Cry of the Blood.

These prayers are taken from our traditional Precious Blood Prayer Resources and now prayed in the context of our contemporary situation. The daily prayers can be prayed any time of the day, but we suggest 3:00 p.m., the hour that Jesus poured out the last drop of his Precious Blood for the redemption of all people.

All eight days of the Prayers for Racial Justice can be found here:

The full octave can be downloaded here as a pdf file. Prayers for Racial Justice during the Octave of the Precious Blood.

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