Day Four, July 4
Blood of new covenant welcomes the stranger,
seeking communion, we are companions.
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 THE COVENANT
“Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed for the forgiveness of sins.” Matthew 26:27
We share this cup when we gather at your eucharistic table. May this blood create among us a new covenant and bind us in charity and enable us to practice reconciliation.
“Do everything, indeed, with a peaceful spirit, not becoming excited or agitated. God is a God of peace.” St. Gaspar
Today’s Action: Do you know the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of your state’s Senators and Representatives in Washington, D.C. and your own state’s Representatives? If not, look them up on the internet today.
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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