Please join me this weekend in praying for the team and candidates of Great River Teens Encounter Christ #304, which began this morning and will conclude Monday evening.
Being here in the Eternal City, I like to pray for Great River TEC weekends at the tombs of the Apostles Saints Peter and Paul.
Some months back, I wrote a prayer to Saint Paul asking for his intercession; today I wrote a prayer to Saint Peter asking for his intercession.
First, the Prayer to Saint Peter:
Glorious Saint Peter,who repented after denying the Lordand purified your soul by obedience to him,pray now for those striving to help others repent and obey the Lordthrough their involvement in Great River Teens Encounter Christ.Inspired by your example of humility and trustand aided by the help of your prayers,may the team and candidatesconfess their sinsand keep their consciences clearout of love of him who suffered for us.You who rejoiced in your sufferings for the Gospel,teach the team and candidates to have love for alland to be watchful for and to resist the devilso that they, with you, might clothe themselves in humilityand know the peace of Christ.Amen.
Second, the Prayer to Saint Paul:
Glorious Saint Paul,
who did not weary laboring in the vineyard of the Lord
to proclaim the glorious riches of the Crucified Christ,
intercede now for those laboring in the same vineyard
through Great River Teens Encounter Christ.
Inspired by your shining example
and assisted by the help of your prayers,
may they proclaim with lives of joy and fidelity
the true freedom of the children of God
and so lead their brothers and sisters to the Son of God
who loves them and gave himself for them.
You who encountered him who died and was raised
teach the team and candidates to do good to all
and to glory only in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ
so that they, with you, might receive the crown of life
and the palm of victory.