07 November 2010

For whom shall we pray?

It is always good to spend at least some time on Sunday - the Day of the Lord - in prayer and sometimes it may happen that you are uncertain for whom you should pray.

A Minor Friar offers the answer to the dilemma today with this prayer suggestion from the Seraphic Doctor, Saint Bonaventure:

Propose to pray for the Pope, the cardinals, patriarchs, archbishops, bishops, doctors, rectors, priests, clerics, monks, religious, monasteries and all of Christ’s servants; for kings, generals, princes and all the nobility; for virgins, widows, orphans, pilgrims, prisoners, the afflicted, the crippled, the sick and for all the people of God; also for the pagans, schismatics and heretics, that they may return to the true God and to the unity of the holy Church.
That should about cover everyone.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the encouragement! You can't go wrong with St. Bonaventure.