Dear Brothers and Sisters of Christ the King,
The question was asked about Friday intentions, “We already fast for Lent so what should we do for the Friday fast?” If you are not already abstaining from ‘meats and sweets’ that might be a good place to start. If you are, then you might limit your food portions or skip a meal altogether.
I encourage you all to make extra efforts during Lent to join in corporate prayer. Please set aside Wednesday night to join the parish Meager Meal between 6 and 7 with Evening Prayer following. We finish always by 8:45.
A Prayer four Our Parish
The name of our parish is Christ the King and I am hoping we will make this mission prayer ‘our prayer’ as a parish:
For the Coming of Christ’s Kingdom and
O ALMIGHTY Father, thou King eternal, immortal,
invisible, thou only wise God our Saviour;
Hasten, we beseech thee,
the coming upon earth of the kingdom of thy Son,
our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
and draw the whole world of mankind into willing obedience to his blessed reign.
Overcome all his enemies,
and bring low every power that is exalted against him.
Cast out all the evil things which cause wars and fightings among us,
and let thy Spirit rule the hearts of men in righteousness and love.
Repair the desolations of former days;
rejoice the wilderness with beauty;
and make glad the city with thy law.
Establish every work that is founded on truth and equity,
and fulfil all the good hopes and desires of thy people.
Manifest thy will, Almighty Father, in the brotherhood of man,
and bring in universal peace;
through the victory of thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
May the Lord bless all of our humble Friday intentions,