TSSF Community Obedience

Thu 23 Nov 2017

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

Peter Cannings

Angela Alexander

Roland Randall

Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation Steering Group

Philippa Bird

Richard Brewester

Tim Higgins

Jenny Owens

Jeremy Plummer

Gina Silverman

Hugh SSF

Maureen CSF

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 Thursday

Lord, without you our labour is wasted,
but with you all who are weak can find strength:
pour your Spirit on the Society of St Francis;
give your labourers a pure intention,
patient faith, sufficient success on earth,
and joy of serving you in heaven,
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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