Sunday, July 16
To get started this week, watch this video: Prayer of St. Francis (Sarah McLachlan)
What are your highs/lows for the day, week, or weekend? What was particularly meaningful and joyful? What might have been particularly difficult, or sad? Each person takes a turn sharing.
Prayer of St. Francis
Lord make me an instrument of your peace
Where there is hatred let me sow love
Where there is injury, pardon
Where there is doubt, faith
Where there is despair, hope
Where there is darkness, light
And where there is sadness, joy
What stands out to you about the reading? St. Francis is known for valuing all of creation, especially the animals. What might this say about the breadth of God’s love for this creation?
Pray for one another.
Special prayer requests: Pray for the creation, animals, and all life.
Bless each other by making the sign of the cross on each one’s forehead, sharing the words, “God loves you and so do I!”