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PRAYER IN OPPOSITION TO
THE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH BILL OF 2008 (HB 5043)

Loving Father, through the intercession of San Lorenzo Ruiz, we beg You not to allow us to be deceived by the wrong directives of laws that do not give value to family and to life. May we see the hidden truth behind the seemingly good but deceptive arguments that will bring about widespread destruction of the morality of the Filipino family as well endanger the innocent life of the unborn child.

Touch and guide the hearts of our law makers. Assist them in the path of renewal that they may bring about the dream of society towards honorable and peaceful way of living in accordance with the culture for life and love.

Help us Father, we who are burdened by the struggles of these modern times. Grant us the courage to fight those forces that threaten the peace of the family. Help us to offer our individual crosses for the good of the Church. Through the power of the cross of Jesus, may all our decisions and works be in accordance with Your will so that we may be worthy of your blessings.

We ask this in the name of Your Son together with the prayers of our Mother Mary.

Amen.

(An English translation from the Pilipino text courtesy of the Diocese of Pasig)


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After a month long travel delay due to four devastating typhoons and the worst flooding in 40 years, PFL's International Director, Bob Lalonde arrived in Manila on the first Sunday of Advent and began our prolife work by attending Mass at St Francis of Assisi Parish. Fr Pavone wanted Bob to help the Philippines by taking along the latest pro-life weapons with him including his new prayer book 'Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day' and new video 'The Biology of Prenatal Development'. By using embryoscopy, a rare technique involving a tiny camera the size of a pen tip, scientists were able to get breathtaking, real footage of the unborn, which shows how preborn babies have a heartbeat at three weeks, make spontaneous movements at six weeks, and have 90% of the anatomical structures found in adults at eight weeks. What a powerful demonstration of the life of a preborn child. READ MORE...

ORATIO IMPERATA FOR THE RESPECT OF ALL HUMAN LIFE

God, our loving Father, Creator and lover of all life, You fashioned in your own image and likeness every human person. We thank you for this gift and the freedom to appreciate it

Grant us intense eagerness to recognize your image in every person so that respect for all human life becomes our way of life. Give us also the strength and courage to defend and protect the right of all to live as you ordained, from conception to natural death.

We pray for your divine healing, comfort and peace for all affected by past abortions. Grant them strength and the consolation of your presence. Help us serve actively in alleviating the sufferings and troubles of all women with pregnancy problems. Let your Spirit enlighten the minds and open the hearts of those who do not yet fully respect all human life according to your will.

We pray for all our leaders and legislators who must deliberate assiduously on this critical present issue. May they be guided by the grace of the Holy Spirit to act responsibly for the good and well-being of all. May their competence be always steered by humility and fear of the Lord.

Mary, our loving Mother, to you we entrust the cause of life. Grant that all who believe in your Son may proclaim the Gospel of Life with honesty and love to the people of our time.

We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever. Amen.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.
Saint Rosa of Lima, pray for us.
Saint Lorenzo Ruiz, pray for us.


















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ORATIO IMPERATA
FOR DELIVERANCE
FROM CALAMITIES

Almighty Father, we raise our hearts to You in gratitude for the wonders of creation of which we are part, for Your Providence in sustaining us in our needs, and for Your wisdom that guides the course of the universe.

We acknowledge our sins against You and the rest of creation. We have not been good stewards of nature. We have confused Your command to subdue the earth. The environment is made to suffer our wrongdoing, and now we reap the harvest of our abuse and indifference. Global warming is upon us, typhoons, floods, volcanic eruption, and other natural calamities occur in increasing number and intensity.

We turn to You, our loving Father, and beg forgiveness for our sins. We ask that we, our loved ones and our hard earned possessions be spared from the threat of calamities, natural and man-made. We beseech You to inspire us all to grow into responsible stewards of Your creation, and generous neighbors to those in need.

Amen.

Courtesy of the Diocese of Pasig


Prayer and Intercession
for Peace in Syria

God of compassion, hear the cries of the people of Syria. Comfort those who suffer violence. Console those who mourn the dead. Give strength to Syria's neighboring countries to welcome the refugees. Convert the hearts of those who have taken arms and protect those who are comitted to peace.

God of hope, inspire leaders to choose peace over violence and to seek reconciliation with their enemies. Inflame the Universal Church with compassion for the people of Syria and give us hope for a future built on justice for all.

We ask this through Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace and Light of the world.

Amen.

Courtesy of the Diocese of Pasig


PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host - by the Divine Power of God - cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits, who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

by Pope Leo XIII


Theme for 2014:
Empowered to Witness”
“For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control.
So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for his sake;
but bear your share of hardship for the gospel with the strength that comes from God.”
2 Timothy 1:7-8

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HEART OF THE MATTER: FRANK AND GERRY PADILLA

CFC Legal Case Update - A Wound in the Church
July 05, 2012

On June 28, 2012, the International Council (“IC”) of Couples for Christ Global Mission Foundation Inc. (“CFC Global”) issued a public statement on the status of the legal case between CFC Global and our community. The statement unfortunately misinforms and distorts the facts, even as it prematurely proclaims CFC Global’s “victory” in said case. In defense of truth and fairness, we must correct the misinformation and distortion. Read more . . .


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On Servant Leadership (Part 68) - Vigilant and Faithful Servants
October 21, 2014

We are in the end times. The Lord is coming soon, but we know not when. Those who have been given a task are to be vigilant and faithful. “Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival.” Read more . . .


On Evangelization and Mission (Part 49) - That the Gentiles Might Hear
October 18, 2014

The great apostle Paul was single-minded about mission. He persevered through many hardships, and expressed his one desire, “that through me the proclamation might be completed and all the Gentiles might hear it.” (2 Tm 4:17b). This is the same mission given to all Jesus’ disciples, to proclaim the good news to all the nations. This is the same mission given to us, to do massive worldwide evangelization. Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2014 (Part 54) - Saints on Mission
October 16, 2014

We have a two-fold calling, conforming to the internal and external dimensions of our life in Christ. First, we are called to holiness. Second, we are called to mission. Such is the eternal plan of God, from even before we were born. Paul tells us that God “chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blemish before him.” (v.4). That’s destiny! God intends for us to be saints, “the holy ones who are faithful in Christ Jesus” (v.1b). Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2015 (Part 6) - Giving Alms
October 14, 2014

Many Christians are legalistic in their observance of faith, but are basically just going through the correct motions, but without the appropriate interior disposition. Many Catholics in fact, including those who go to Sunday Mass and receive communion, are into serious sin. They are Pharisaic and hypocritical. “Oh you Pharisees! Although you cleanse the outside of the cup and the dish, inside you are filled with plunder and evil.” Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2015 (Part 5) - Vibrant Worship
October 05, 2014

When the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples on the day of Pentecost, “there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were.” (Acts 2:2). In the vision of heavenly worship by John, “from the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings, and peals of thunder.” (Rev 4:5a). When John heard the heavenly worship, it “sounded like the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying: ‘Alleluia!’” (Rev 19:1a). As the angels and saints continued to worship, John “heard something like the sound of a great multitude or the sound of rushing water or mighty peals of thunder, as they said: ‘Alleluia!’” (Rev 19:6a). Read more . . .


The New Evangelization (Part 94) - Producing Fruit
October 05, 2014

Jesus tells us about the parable of the tenants. The landowner is God, the vineyard is the house of Israel (now the Church, the new Israel), the tenants are those entrusted with the work of the Kingdom (all who profess to be Christians). “When vintage time drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to obtain his produce.” (v.34). The produce is the good works expected by God. Read more . . .


On Pope Francis (Part 51) - Priests and Evangelization
October 04, 2014

Pope Francis says that the mission of priests is evangelization. But with so many Catholics to re-evangelize, and with the parish priest very busy with so many tasks, how can he respond to this fundamental calling? This is where LCSC comes is, as a lay response to the call to the New Evangelization. Read more . . .


On Evangelization and Mission (Part 48) - On One's Eternal Destiny
October 03, 2014

How important is the work of evangelization? What really is involved in this work? It is of crucial importance, because it is about our eternal destiny, whether it be heaven or hell. Jesus told Capernaum about their opposite ends. “Will you be exalted to heaven? You will go down to the netherworld.” (v.15). Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2014 (Part 53) - Angel Warriors
October 02, 2014

We are warriors. And we face a formidable enemy, a fallen angel, Lucifer, who has become Satan. On our own we cannot hope to prevail against him. He is the strong man, but of course Jesus is the stronger man. Jesus, as prophesied in Eden (Gen 3:15), already crushed the head of the serpent on Calvary. We are on the side that is already victorious. Read more . . .


On Pope Francis (Part 50) - Importance of the Bible
October 02, 2014

Knowledge of the Bible is crucial to the New Evangelization. This is why one of our LCSC pillars is Live the Word, focusing on promoting the methodology of Liturgical Bible Study (LBS). It is unfortunate that most Catholics do not know the Bible. How can they meet and live Christ if they are ignorant of God’s word as handed to us in writing, as inspired by the Holy Spirit? Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2014 (Part 52) - War in Heaven and on Earth
September 29, 2014

Why are we empowered to witness? It is to be able to proclaim the salvation won by Jesus on the cross. Jesus was victorious on the cross. He crushed the head of the serpent with his death and resurrection. Who are to do such proclamation? It is us, the brothers/disciples/servants of Jesus. This is what the work of evangelization is about. “They (God’s people) conquered him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb (Jesus) and by the word of their testimony”. The sacrificial death of Jesus resulted in the conquest of Satan, and such conquest is made concrete in the lives of people by means of our testimony. Thus salvation and witness go together. Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2015 (Part 4) - Unity of Heart and Mind
September 28, 2014

One of the elements of our 2015 theme is unity of heart and mind (Acts 4:32a). Paul considered such unity of critical importance. So he told the Philippians: “complete my joy by being of the same mind, with the same love, united in heart, thinking one thing.” (v.2). The people of God are to have unity of mind and heart. After all, it is the same love that binds them ­ the love of God for them all, and their love for God and neighbor. They are to think one thing ­ how to please God, how to accomplish God’s purposes for their lives, how to truly become a people of God. Read more . . .


The New Evangelization (Part 93) - The Time is Now
September 26, 2014

“God has made everything appropriate in its time” (v.11a). God’s timing is perfect. Even when we cannot see or understand what He is trying to do. That is why it is important to simply obey. And then strive to understand what God is asking us to do. As has been said, many want to be able to see first before they put their faith in it, when for us as Christians, we must have faith, and then we will see. Read more . . .


The New Evangelization (Part 92) - Nothing New
September 25, 2014

“Nothing is new under the sun! Even the thing of which we say, ‘See, this is new!’ has already existed in the ages that preceded us.”. This can be said about the New Evangelization. The New Evangelization is about the old evangelization that was done from the time of Pentecost. In fact, the New Evangelization should be about re-discovering the principles of Pentecost, which resulted in massive evangelization of the pagan world. Read more . . .


On Pope Francis (Part 49) - Catholic and Apostolic
September 25, 2014

CFC-FFL is an evangelistic and missionary community. CFC-FFL is an integral part of the holy Roman Catholic Church. What the nature of the Church is, so too our nature. Pope Francis tells us what the Roman Catholic Church truly is. Read more . . .


The Way Forward in Christ (Part 105) - Liturgical Bible Study
September 24, 2014

It is crucial for Catholics to read, study and meditate on the Bible. Unfortunately, most Catholics do not know the Bible. That is tragic. We cannot move on in the New Evangelization without the Bible at the core of the work. This is why one of the four pillars of LCSC is Live the Word, focusing on the methodology of Liturgical Bible Study (LBS). Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2015 (Part 3) - Providing for Evangelizers
September 24, 2014

Our theme verse is about there being no one in need (Acts 4:34a). One of the aspects related to the theme is about our evangelization (Acts 4:31b). In today’s gospel we are able to connect the two. The ideal of “no one in need” is not just about the poor, but also about God’s evangelizers and missionaries. In doing the work of evangelization, we sometimes look too much to our resources, in particular, the lack of them. Do we have the money? Do we have the people and leaders? Do we have the contacts? Do we have the participants? Do we have the many different aspects needed for effective evangelization? Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2015 (Part 2) - The Christian Ideal
September 24, 2014

Agur, the son of Jakeh, the Massaite, asks God: “give me neither poverty nor riches” (v.8b). The world today desires riches and disdains poverty. The poor want to be rich, thinking that is the solution to their problems in life. But oftentimes riches bring its own woes. One thing it does is to make humankind dependent upon itself and no longer on God. Their situation leads them to this point in relation to God: “being full, I deny you, saying, ‘Who is the Lord?’” (v.9a). You can see how the prosperous western world, especially the once-vibrant Christian nations, has turned away from God, who has become irrelevant in their lives. Read more . . .


On Pope Francis (Part 48) - Promoting Evangelization
September 23, 2014

Pope Francis continues to push the Church in the work of evangelization, thus fulfilling her missionary mandate. The Church has been called to the New Evangelization. The problem is the adequate response to this call. How? Read more . . .


On Pope Francis (Part 47) - Evangelizing Together
September 23, 2014

This emphasis of Pope Francis on collaboration in evangelization is achieved through the work of LCSC and its training component LIFT (LCSC Institute for Formation and Training). LCSC is a Church-based movement that brings together everyone in the parish­clergy, laity, different groups and ministries­to do the common work of bringing lapsed Catholics back to God and back to the Church. Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2015 (Part 1) - No One in Need
September 22, 2014

Our theme verse for 2015 is from Acts 4:34a: “There was no needy person among them.” It will basically be about the thrust of building the Church of the Poor. The larger context which will direct our formation for 2015 will be Acts 4:31-35, which has many elements that will support the basic thrust for the year. Read more . . .


Thought for the Day (Part 35) - Called Early
September 21, 2014

Regarding this parable of the workers in the vineyard, all the commentaries I have seen through the years speak of the generosity of the landowner, in the face of seeming injustice in paying all workers the same wage, whatever amount of time they spent working. This parable speaks about the same gift of salvation that all who obey God will receive, whether one was good from childhood or just turned to God at his deathbed (consider the good thief on the cross). “Thus, the last will be first, and the first will be last.” (v.16). Note that this is essentially the same truth given in Matthew 19:30, and the parable is sandwiched between these similar sayings. Read more . . .


On Pope Francis (Part 46) - Proclaim the Gospel
September 18, 2014

Jesus told us so. Peter and Paul told us so. The popes through the ages have told us so. Now our current Pope Francis tells us so. Read more . . .


The Way Forward in Christ (Part 104) - Being One Body
September 16, 2014

The Church is one body, and a particular Christian community is one body. There are many members. “As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body” (v.12a). One includes the many, and the many constitute one. Read more . . .


The New Evangelization (Part 91) - Gifts in the Body
September 16, 2014

Paul asks the rhetorical questions: “Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work mighty deeds? Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret?” (v.29-30). The answer is “no,” and Paul is simply emphasizing that different people have different gifts. Read more . . .


Honoring Toto De La Cruz
December 20, 2011

I take this privilege to honor Toto, my brother, co-worker and friend.

As has been his practice, he has gone on ahead of us. He has always been a trailblazer. He was among the first full-time pastoral workers, and there has been no stopping him ever since. Even death has not done that, as he has now moved on up there, where he can intercede mightily for our life and mission. Read more . . .


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Not Being a True Catholic
September 12, 2011

Yes, Archbishop Charles Chaput speaks clearly and with authority. He is not wishy-washy like other clerics and even bishops, who are loath to defend the fullness of the Catholic faith. This is the reality: IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE WHAT THE CHURCH TEACHES, YOU ARE NOT REALLY CATHOLIC. Read more . . .


Sex Education in Schools Useless and Harmful
September 02, 2011

The anti-life legislators in the Philippines continue to insist on mandatory sex education for young children. There is abundant evidence from the experience of many countries that such valueless sex education increases promiscuity and incidences of unwanted pregnancies, STDs and HIV/AIDS. Such a seemingly harmless thing as sex education in schools will actually destroy the family, life and faith. Read more . . .


U S Bishop on Unrepentant Pro-abort Pols: Expel him
August 12, 2011

It is about time that a US bishop spoke out this clearly and forcefully. Now let us see if the Catholic bishops in the USA actually follow through. "Purge the evil person from your midst." (1 Cor 5:13b). Read more . . .


One Hundred Fifty Reasons I'm Catholic
And You Should be Too!
by Dave Armstrong

1. Best One-Sentence Summary: I am convinced that the Catholic Church conforms much more closely to all of the biblical data, offers the only coherent view of the history of Christianity (i.e., Christian, apostolic Tradition), and possesses the most profound and sublime Christian morality, spirituality, social ethic, and . . . Read more. . .


2014 CFC-FFL "Empowered" Community Weekend
January 25-26, 2014
CAP Convention Center
Camp John Hay, Baguio City

2014 CFC-FFL "Empowered" Community Conference
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Ynares Sports Center, Pasig City

32nd CFC-FFL Anniversary
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Ynarez Center
Antipolo City

2013 CFC-FFL Community Faith Rally
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Ynares Sports Center, Pasig City

31st CFC-FFL Anniversary
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Ynarez Center
Antipolo City

2012 CFC-FFL "Alive in Christ" Community Weekend
January 14-15, 2012
CAP Convention Center
Camp John Hay, Baguio City

2012 CFC-FFL Community Conference
Saturday, January 07, 2012
Ynares Gym, Pasig City

Frank Padilla's Latest Books

Published in the Philippines, June 2014

Have you ever wondered what certain difficult or challenging passages in the Bible mean?

* Do not be anxious at all about life.
* Renounce all your possessions.
* Love your enemies.
* Turn the other cheek.
* Rejoice in suffering.
* Pray without ceasing.
* Be perfect as the heavenly Father is perfect.

Have you ever desired to be the person that God intended you to be?

The times are urgent for the life of the world, as well as for those of us who truly desire to live in and for Jesus. Thus the whole Church has been called to the New Evangelization. If we desire to respond to this prophetic call, we must become a people formed according to God's ways. We must obey what Jesus tells us. But how can we obey if we do not understand? We can start to understand as we tak this life - changing journey for the next 40 days.


Published in the Philippines, June 2014

The Roman Catholic Church has sounded the call to the New Evangelization. This is a very important prophetic call for the work of the third millennium.

How are we to respond? How are we to understand the call to the New Evangelization? How can the people of God, especially the laity, participate in the action of the Holy Spirit during these times.

One response is the Live Christ, Share Christ (LCSC) movement. LCSC is intended to mainstream Catholic lay evangelization, so that every Catholic will meet Christ, live Christ and share Christ.


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A CALL TO ARMS
(Defending the Culture of Life)

Homily of Fr. Melvin Castro
Executive Secretary of the Episcopal Commission on Family and Life

CFC-FFL "Strong in God" Conference
Baguio City, January 22-23, 2011


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn-ka2xsHkc


January 2011 CBCP Plenary Statement
on Choosing Life and Rejecting the RH Bill

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HUMAN LIFE INTERNATIONAL
17th ASIA-PACIFIC CONGRESS
November 06-08, 2010

OPENING REMARKS
by
FRANK PADILLA
Servant General - CFC-FFL

Faith, family, life. These are the crucial issues in the life and mission of the Church in this third millennium. At every turn we see the threats to and the attacks on faith, family and life. Read more . . .


His Eminence,
Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales,
Archbishop of Manila,
appoints
Rev. Fr. Francis Gustilo, SDB
Spiritual Director
of
Couples for Christ
Foundation for Family and Life

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The Servant General in an audience with Pope Francis at the
meeting of the Pontifical Council for the Family
The Vatican - October 25, 2013

The Servant General meets with Pope Benedict XVI at the
19th Plenary Session of the Pontifical Council for the Family
The Vatican - February 09, 2010

ANOTHER ECCLESIASTICAL RECOGNITION

"The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), through its Episcopal Commission on the Laity (ECLA), has given formal and official recognition to Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life (CFC-FFL) as a national private association of the lay faithful, effective October 15, 2009.

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"His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, has re-appointed our Servant General Frank Padilla and his wife Gerry as members of the Pontifical Council for the Family, effective September 10, 2009, for another term of five years."

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THE GOSPEL FOR TODAY
 
"Lead us back, O Lord, that we may be restored;
give us anew such days as we had of old."
Lam 5:21
Updated: 07-31-2014

The highest courage is to dare to be yourself in the face of adversity, choosing right over wrong, ethics over convenience, and truth over popularity.

Travel the path of integrity without looking back, for THERE IS NEVER A WRONG TIME TO DO THE RIGHT THING.

- Archbishop Soc Villegas
25 July 2007


From the
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PAPAL AUDIENCE
Frank and Gerry Padilla present the books "Servant Leadership" and "Stories from Prison" to His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, on February 09, 2010, at the Vatican

The
SERVANT GENERAL
with the
CLERGY

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CFC-FFL PRAYER FOR 2014

Almighty Father, Creator of the universe, how awesome is your name in all the earth. All glory, honor and power belong to you. Thank you for restoring us to yourself, and giving us the privilege of doing your divine work. Stir in us the flame of your love, and bestow on us the grace to fulfill our destiny according to your eternal design.

Lord Jesus, you suffered and died for us, and we belong to you. You have shown us the way to accomplishing the Father’s will, as you endured the shame of the cross. Help us not to be ashamed of our testimony, but to zealously proclaim you to the whole world, so that all might meet and know you, and start to live your way of life.

Holy Spirit, you are the agent of evangelization and you send us forth. Empower us to witness to Jesus, through holiness of life and through the proclamation of the good news of salvation in him. Remove any cowardly spirit that might be in us, especially as we face oppression and persecution. Dwell within us and strengthen us to be able to bear our share of hardship for the gospel.

Triune God, you call us to holiness, to witness, and to mission. You desire for us to be saints, martyrs and warriors. May we truly deserve to be counted among your people, as we march onward to the New Evangelization.

Mama Mary, your life is the best witness to your Son Jesus. You are our model of faith, self-emptying, total trust, ardent hope, humble servanthood, and joy in suffering. Continue to embrace us and cover us with your mantle of protection, as we go forth into battle under your banner.

Amen.


CFC-FFL PRAYER FOR 2013

Almighty Father in heaven, awesome and glorious are you in your majesty. From all eternity you have had the greatest plan for us all, for a future filled with hope. May your name be always exalted through all the earth.

Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord, you have loved us with an everlasting love, and have established your friendship with us. We desire to live as you live, following you as your disciple along the path of holiness. Help us to share the good news of your love and your salvation to many others. Increase our faith, so that we might do even greater works.

Holy Spirit, touch the hearts of the faithful, so that they may meet Christ, live Christ and share Christ. Help us to mainstream Catholic lay evangelization in this Year of Faith, in response to the call to the New Evangelization. Open our eyes and hearts to experience the faith that truly works wonders.

Triune God, continue to work in our lives so that we remain faithful and steadfast in faith, as we proclaim that faith throughout the world. Then may all peoples and nations bow down before you in worship.

Mama Mary, you are our model of faith. Please always guide us and keep us covered in your mantle of grace and blessing.

May the faith of all God’s people move mountains.

Amen.


CFC-FFL CONSECRATION TO MARY, MEDIATRIX OF ALL GRACE
We kneel before you, as you yourself sit at the throne room of God, beside our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, your Son. You more than anyone else embody the pure love for our Lord Jesus that we all desire to have, as you bore him in your womb, gave birth to him, raised him, suffered with him through the cross, and finally witnessed his resurrection. You are the one whose soul perfectly proclaims the greatness of the Lord, whose spirit perfectly rejoices in God our Savior. You are the one we and all ages will call blessed.

You are the highly favored one, and the Lord is truly with you. We thus look to you to be our mediatrix, as we continue on our journey in the world, proclaiming your Son Jesus and bringing his good news of salvation to all. We recognize our weakness and sinfulness, and that apart from the power of God’s Spirit we can do nothing.

Dear Mother Mary, you are our inspiration for the strengthening of families and the promotion of the culture of life. Pray and intercede for us always, that we may remain faithful to our covenant, steadfast in our work, persevering despite trials and crosses, and always mindful of the call to holiness and discipleship. You who are holy and you who are the most faithful disciple of our Lord Jesus Christ, keep us in your loving embrace always.

We consecrate ourselves, our families and our work to you. Bless us, dear Mother, and journey with us, as we continue to journey with your beloved Son Jesus. You are our mother, and we are your children, now and forever. Amen.

Hail Mary …

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