Prayer for the Jubilee Year 2014

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O God our Father,
we thank you most sincerely for your love and your goodness
for blessing us with the foundation of our Order.
We praise you for the countless lives
that have been touched in the past 800 years of the Order’s existence.
We are grateful for the service
and example of our forbears
who sacrificed all that was possible within their reach
to spread the good news of salvation and preach the gospel.

As we celebrate the 800th anniversary,
we ask you loving Father
to fill us with zeal,
to keep aflame in us the spirit of service and love of our founders.
Heal those among us who are wounded,
give comfort to the afflicted,
courage to the aged,
mercy to those who are suffering,
wisdom to the Master of the Order,
the Provincials,
our officers in the various Fraternities
and all Dominican Communities.
Help us your sons and daughters to be a prophetic voice.
Let us, the young and the old,
dream and see visions of your glory.

May your love continue to bind our hearts together.
Help us to continually bear witness to the risen Lord
in all we do, think or say.
Let our lives and all we engage in
bring glory to your Holy Name.
We make our prayers through our Lord Jesus Christ
who lives and reigns in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever.
Amen.

Mary, Mother of Preachers, pray for us.
St Dominic, pray for us.
St Catherine of Siena, pray for us.
All Saints and blesseds of the Order, pray for us.

Prayer composed by the members of the International Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities (ICLDF) for the Jubilee Novena year 2014:  « The Dominican Laity and Preaching »