Dr. Edward Peters
Updated 26 dec 2012
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As he passed by, Jesus saw a man blind from his birth. His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" Jesus replied, "It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be made manifest in him." John 9: 1-3.
Renewal Prayer for Deaf Catholic Church
by Rev. Michael Depcik, OSFS (to be said on every Friday)
Father, we ask you to look with mercy at us, your Deaf Catholic Church.
We ask you to bless us, inspire us to always love you
above all things and to love our neighbors as ourselves.
We pray to you for our bishops, our spiritual leaders.
Please bless them and give them the strength
and wisdom to guide us, their people. Help them to recognize,
understand, and respond to our unique needs.
Please bless the priests, deacons, religious, and lay people
who serve our community. Inspire them so that they may then
inspire all hearts of deaf people to know, love,
and serve you and your Catholic Church.
Father, we pray to you for our baptized Deaf Catholic brothers and sisters.
Please send your Holy Spirit to enkindle
and renew their hearts so that they may continue to grow spiritually
through making time for prayers, receiving sacraments,
and serving other people.
Our young baptized Deaf Catholics are growing up in a challenging and confused world.
Almighty God, please help them understand that the way of the world
does not give life; your way alone gives true life.
Please touch their hearts and guide them to find your love.
Bring them back to the Church. Put in them the desire to pray,
to receive the sacraments and to serve other people.
Holy Spirit, come and transform each of us through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Holy Mary, our Mother, pray for us. Amen.