TSSF Community Obedience

Tue 23 Jan 2018

In all provinces of the Third Order this offering of prayer should be made daily, either on its own or in the context of Morning or Evening Prayer

We adore you, most holy, Lord Jesus Christ
here and in all your churches throughout the world,
and we bless you, because by your holy Cross,
you have redeemed the world.

The daily reading from the Principles for day 23

The First Note (continued)

Humility confesses that we have nothing that we have not received and admits the fact of our insufficiency and our dependence upon God. It is the basis of all Christian virtues. Saint Bernard of Clairvaux said, `No spiritual house can stand for a moment except on the foundation of humility’. It is the first condition of a joyful life within any community.

Intercessions for day 23

EUROPE - Minister Provincial: Jamie Hacker Hughes

South East England and London, Central South England

Franciscan Aid

Richenda Milton Daws

Angela Alexander

Roland Randall

Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation Steering Group

Philippa Bird

Tim Higgins

Richard Martin

Jenny Owens

Jeremy Plummer

Joanna Woodd

Micael Christoffer SSF

O God, we give you thanks
for the Third Order of the Society of St Francis.
Grant, we pray, that being knit together
in community and prayer,
we your servants may glorify your holy name
after the example of St Francis, and win others to your love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect for Tuesday

O God, you resist the proud
and give grace to the humble:
help us not to think proudly,
but to serve you with humility that pleases you,
so we may walk in the steps of your servant Francis
and receive the gift of your grace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The offering of prayer may continue with either Morning or Evening Prayer or conclude with either of the following:

May our Blessed Lady pray for us;
May St Francis pray for us;
May St Clare pray for us;
May all the Saints of the Third Order pray for us;
May the holy angels watch over us and befriend us;
May our Lord Jesus give us his blessing and his peace. Amen.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
be with us evermore. Amen.

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