Prayers for Racial Justice, Day 7: The breath of the dying conspiring for life

Day Seven, July 7
The breath of the dying conspiring for life,
remembering mercy, we comfort with hope.
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.

“O Lord, my allotted portion and my cup, you it is who hold fast my lot.” Psalm 16:5

We have inherited the charism and spirituality of Gaspar and Maria. Together we share the cup of life. Keep us firm in this commitment, build us up, and give us a thousand tongues to proclaim the glory of the precious blood.

“Let us give thanks to God for the good achieved and the fruits of the missions. To God, be honor and glory! It is God who makes us fit for the ministry.” St. Gaspar

Today’s Action: How can you be one of those thousand voices today proclaiming the dignity of every human being redeemed by the Precious Blood of Jesus? Step out, stand up, and speak clearly 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:

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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