The Challenge

The 1% Prayer Challenge
September 30, 2023

1. Prepare
Begin with the sign of the cross and take a moment to be quiet and still.

2. Read Scripture Selection

Matthew 28:16-20
Jesus calls you.

The Commissioning of the Disciples.
16 The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted. 18 Then Jesus approached and said to them, “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”
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3. Reflect
Think about the meaning of the passage. What caught your attention?
What is the Lord saying to you through this text?

4. Respond
Talk to God about the passage or anything else in your heart.
Thank him for blessings received; ask him for what others or you need.

5. Rest
Spend a few minutes in restful silence with him.
"Be still and know that I am God." (Ps. 46:11)

6. Prayer for Parish Renewal

Heavenly Father, we thank you for gathering us together and calling us to serve as your disciples. You have charged us through your Son, Jesus, with the great mission of evangelzing and witnessing your love to the world.

Send your Holy Spirit to guide us as we discern Your will for the spiritual renewal of our parish. Give us strength, courage, and clear vision as we use our gifts to serve you.

We entrust our parish to the care of Mary, our mother, and ask for her intercession and guidance as we strive to bear witness to the Gospel and build a community of faith, hope, and love. Amen.