Day Three, July 3
The blood of the wounded looking for healing,
teaching compassion, we touch with our hands.
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.
THE CUP OF DISCIPLESHIP
“Jesus said to them, ‘You do not know what you are asking. Can you drink the cup that I drink or be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?’ They said to him, ‘We can’” Mark 10:38
In our youthful eagerness and enthusiasm, we have made many commitments often without knowing the consequence. Stir up within us the waters of our baptism and give us a share in the charism of Gaspar so that we might be in our time your faithful disciples.
“Let us remain in the wounds of Jesus Christ, our only mansion, and let us not lose courage.” St. Gaspar
Today’s Action: Every human being is created in the image and likeness of God. Reflect on what implications that has for you personally about how you treat the immigrant, the marginalized, people of color.
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: pbernewalcenter.org/octave.
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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