Day Five, July 5
The cup of salvation poured out in service,
stream of redemption, we thirst to be free
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 BLESSING
“The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ?” 1 Corinthians 10:16
You have blessed our society with every good thing we need to do your will. We ask you to continue to bless us as we learn to share this cup with an ever wider circle of people until all the walls have come down, those far are brought near, and your good news reaches the ends of the earth.
Let us praise God who makes use of the weakest instruments for the great work of God’s glory.” St. Gaspar
Today’s Action: Send a message today to your Senators and Representatives raising your voice for those who have not had a voice, those who have been ignored for so long. Help your Representatives hear the Cry of the Blood. Find contact information here.
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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