Pray and Reflect with Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, Diocese of Oakland
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Our dearest Mother Mary, behold us, your children, as we humbly come in prayer before you. In you, the Author of Life assumed the fullness of human nature, redeeming us by sacrificing his life for our salvation, obtaining for us participation in eternal life through the Holy Spirit.
With you, we treasure every human life created in God’s image, and we grieve for any action or social structure that undermines that dignity. We come before you today, led by the Holy Spirit and united as one family in your Son, to offer this Novena as a spiritual bouquet, with confidence in the power of your intercession before our Almighty God and Father.
May he hear and grant our earnest request that the hearts of voters in our state be moved to reject and defeat Proposition 1, and may we be guided by the Holy Spirit to rebuild and strengthen a culture of life in the hearts and minds of all we encounter. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Day 5 – Pray and Reflect with Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, Diocese of Oakland
The Third Luminous Mystery – The proclamation of the kingdom of God.
“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the gospel” (Mk 1:15).
“Everyone is called to enter the Kingdom. First announced to the children of Israel, this messianic kingdom is intended to accept men of all nations” (CCC, 543).
Our Father, 10 Hail Marys (contemplating the mystery), Glory be to the Father.
This November, Vote No On Prop 1
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