Mon 19 Mar 2018
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 19
The Third Way of Service: Work
Jesus took on himself the form of a servant. He came not to be served, but to serve. He went about doing good: healing the sick, preaching good news to the poor, and binding up the broken hearted.
Intercessions for day 19
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 Monday
you are always pleased to show yourself
to those who are childlike and humble in spirit:
help us to follow the example of our blessed father Francis,
to look upon the wisdom of this world as foolishness,
and set our minds only on Christ Jesus and him crucified;
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit be all glory for ever. Amen
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.