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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


POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER FOR JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY

Lord Jesus Christ, you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father, and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him. Show us your face and we will be saved. Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money; the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things; made Peter weep after his betrayal, and assured Paradise to the repentant thief. Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us, the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman: “If you knew the gift of God!”

You are the visible face of the invisible Father, of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy: let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified. You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error: let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God.

Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing, so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord, and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor, proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed, and restore sight to the blind.

We ask this through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy, you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.

Amen.


Theme for 2016:
Rich in Mercy”

Ephesians 2:4

 

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The New Evangelization (Part 178) - Growth in Faith and Numbers
April 30, 2016

“Day after day the churches grew stronger in faith and increased in number.” (v.5). Growth in numbers and growth in faith go together. This is because our Church is a missionary church. Read more . . .


On Servant Leadership (Part 110) - Issues in the Early Church
April 28, 2016

There are some interesting facts about life and leadership in the early Church, as we see in the first-ever meeting of Church elders, known as the Council of Jerusalem. Read more . . .


On Pope Francis (Part 74) - The Laity in the Church's Mission - 2
April 26, 2016

The New Evangelization is about empowerment of the laity. With 99 lost sheep out of a hundred, the bulk of the workers that will bring in the harvest will necessarily be the laypeople. Read more . . .


On Servant Leadership (Part 109) - Spiritual Warefare and Suffering
April 25, 2016

Peter gives important advice to the community, after giving advice to the elders, the presbyters. What Peter says in the passage today is for all the flock, but especially to those who care for the flock, who are today’s servant leaders. Authentic servant leaders face two basic realities: one, they engage in spiritual warfare, and two, they will undergo suffering. Read more . . .


On Evangelization and Mission (Part 81) - The Great Commission
April 25, 2016

Jesus commissions the Eleven: “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” (v.15). This so-called Great Commission is also for us, for all who profess to be a Christian, a disciple of Jesus. All authentic disciples of Jesus are apostles, that is, “those who are sent.” Read more . . .


On Servant Leadership (Part 108) - Correction
April 22, 2016

Many, perhaps even most, servant leaders that I know, throughout the world, have a hard time accepting correction. They consider it an affront, a criticism, an insult, an unloving act, a rejection. They then react by sulking (in Pilipino, tampo), together with anger, antagonism, being discouraged, lying low, even quitting the service or even the community. Read more . . .


On Evangelization and Mission (Part 80) - Evangelization and Persecution
April 19, 2016

The work of evangelization is an assault against the kingdom of darkness. Thus the enemy will retaliate with all his might. Thus we can expect oppression and persecution. But Jesus has already won the victory, and God can turn seeming defeat into opportunities to further His work. Read more . . .


On Evangelization and Mission (Part 79) - On Evangelization and Family and Work with the Poor
April 18, 2016

Our mission in CFC-FFL consists of 3 basic parts: (1) evangelization, (2) family renewal and (3) work with the poor. All are important. But it must be known that the foundation for family renewal and work with the poor is evangelization, by which people’s hearts are touched and they experience conversion. Read more . . .


On Servant Leadership (Part 107) - Servant Leadership and Evangelization
April 17, 2016

The effective servant leader is one who is an authentic Christian, one who lives Christ and shares Christ. It is only in this way that he/she can serve the Lord according to the Lord’s intent. Read more . . .


Synodos (Part 125) - Amoris Laetitia
April 16, 2016

The much-awaited document from Pope Francis arising from the 2 meetings of the Synod of Bishops has come out, in the form of an apostolic exhortation entitled Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love). Given that there were opposing sides among the bishops in the synods -- the liberals and the conservatives (or the progressives and the traditionalists), we can expect, and indeed it is already starting, a flurry of analyses, and using what the pope says to promote their own respective stands and interests. Read more . . .


The Way Forward in Christ (Part 155) - The Hard Sayings of Jesus
April 16, 2016

Jesus told his disciples that they would have to eat his body and drink his blood if they are to have eternal life. That of course was shocking. “Does this shock you?” Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2016 (Part 37) - Mercy and the Eucharist and Evangelization
April 15, 2016

God is a God of mercy. His mercy is so strong that, knowing we could never on our own rise above our transgressions, He sent His very own Son to suffer and die for us on the cross, and thus paid the price for our sins and win for us our salvation. Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2016 (Part 36) - Mercy and Prayer, the Bible and the Eucharist
April 14, 2016

I have often written about the crucial aspects of growing to holiness in the Christian life, which many Catholics are not living out. Basically these are three: prayer, the Bible and the Eucharist. Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2016 (Part 35) - Mercy and the Eucharist
April 13, 2016

The icon of mercy is Christ crucified. And we should be most aware of God’s mercy bestowed upon us by the sacrificial death of Jesus as we celebrate the Eucharist, which is a commemoration of that blessed event. Read more . . .


The Way Forward in Christ (Part 154) - A Stiff-Necked People
April 12, 2016

The people of God today, as they often have been from the time of the Israelites, are a stiff-necked people. They are stubborn and haughty. They insist on their own ways, think they know best (yes, better than God), have their own agenda and priorities, and build their own kingdoms, after their own image and likeness and not God’s. This is especially true of leaders. Read more . . .


On Servant Leadership (Part 106) - The Great Importance of the Bible
April 11, 2016

Prayer and the Bible are crucial to the life of a Christian, and especially crucial to the life and work of a servant leader. Prayer, that is, deep heartfelt prayer, is still a challenge to many servant leaders. But an even greater challenge to most servant leaders is regularly reading (daily and several times a day), meditating on, studying and applying God’s word to one’s life. Read more . . .


On Servant Leadership (Part 105) - Authentic Servant Leadership
April 08, 2016

One of the most important aspects of Church life that is missing is servant leadership. There are many who serve, there are many who are leaders, but there is a dearth of servant leaders. Read more . . .


The New Evangelization (Part 177) - Proclaiming the Gospel - 2
April 07, 2016

The missing first step in evangelization today is the proclamation of the gospel. People cannot be led to faith in Jesus unless they hear the gospel of salvation in him proclaimed. This is the good news. Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2016 (Part 34) - Mercy and the Cross
April 06, 2016

Today we encounter one of the most important verses in the Bible. It is John 3:16. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.” This is all about the abounding mercy of God. The icon of mercy is Christ crucified. Read more . . .


The Way Forward in Christ (Part 153) - The Essentials of Church Life and Mission
April 05, 2016

Our primary mission thrusts in CFC-FFL are evangelization, family renewal and work with the poor. These are the three most crucial aspects of Christian life and mission today. Read more . . .


Thought for the Day (Part 65) - To Believe is to See

The resurrected Jesus appeared to the disciples but “Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came.’ So even with the testimony of the others, he did not believe. Read more . . .


On Evangelization and Mission (Part 78) - Obeying Christ
April 02, 2016

Before Jesus ascends into heaven, after having completed his divine mission on earth, but knowing that the work of salvation continues, Jesus gives his disciples their final instruction: “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” (Mk 16:15). Read more . . .


The New Evangelization (Part 176) - Harvest in the New Evangelization
April 01, 2016

Two days ago, we saw that the Bible and the Eucharist are essential elements of the New Evangelization, and that indeed we can only truly meet Christ and live Christ if we read and study the Bible and are nourished by the Eucharist. Now we also need to share Christ, that is, do the work of evangelization. Read more . . .


The New Evangelization (Part 175) - The Basic Gospel Message
March 31, 2016

The Great Commission as given by Jesus according to the gospel of Luke contains the basic elements of what is today our proclamation of the gospel through the 5-session Life in Christ Seminar (LCS), Read more . . .


The New Evangelization (Part 174) - The Bible and the Eucharist
March 30, 2016

For the New Evangelization to proceed according to the intent of God and in the power of the Holy Spirit, there are a number of essential elements. In particular, there are the Bible and the Eucharist. Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2016 (Part 33) - Mercy and Justice - 5
March 29, 2016

We have repeatedly seen that mercy and justice are intimately related. Justice is giving to the other what is his due. This can be the bad or the good, that is, it can be punishment for transgression (such “bad” is ultimately intended for good), or it can be a blessing that God extends. Read more . . .


The Culture of Life (Part 17) - Jesus' Lament on the Way to the Cross
March 25, 2016

Who would have thought that Jesus’ words to women on the way to the cross would be so tragically prophetic for our current times. Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2016 (Part 32) - Mercy and the Crucifixion
March 25, 2016

Today Jesus is crucified (Jn 19:16b-18). What horrible torture he endured--the scourging, the crowning with thorns, the carrying of the cross, the crucifixion itself. Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2016 (Part 31) - Mercy and Justice - 4
March 17, 2016

God is a God of mercy and justice. It might seem that mercy and justice are opposites, but they actually are complementary. They are two sides of the same coin. Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2016 (Part 30) - Mercy and the New Evangelization
March 13, 2016

Jesus defined mercy when he went to the cross and suffered and died for our sins. He paid the price for our transgressions. This is the good news of salvation in him. Since we are all sinners and under condemnation, we must see the importance of this, and desire to make the whole world know of it. This then is the work of evangelization. Read more . . .


Synodos (Part 124) - Mercy and Repentance
March 10, 2016

The liberals want to extend mercy and compassion to sinners without speaking of their sin, with just accepting them and being nice to them. This is political correctness which cannot lead to forgiveness and salvation. But we say that mercy is always an invitation to repentance. Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2016 (Part 29) - Mercy and Justice - 3
March 10, 2016

What is mercy? It is withholding the punishment due for sin. Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2016 (Part 28) - Mercy and Justice - 2
March 09, 2016

“The Lord is just in all his ways, merciful in all his works.” (Ps 145:17). Justice and mercy go together. But is not justice exacting the punishment that is deserved, while mercy is not exacting the punishment that is deserved? Well, God is both about justice and mercy. Read more . . .


On Servant Leadership (Part 104) - Looking to God's Anointed - 2
March 03, 2016

The unfortunate reality in Christian communities is that there will always be those brethren, including leaders, who will oppose those in leadership over them. At times such opposition will be severe. At times it will be in the face of the good that a leader actually does. Jesus was not exempt from this. Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2016 (Part 27) - Mercy and Punishment
March 01, 2016

We have been saying that mercy is forgoing the punishment that is justly deserved. 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, December 2015

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. At stake is the very future of societies and even the Church.

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.


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: 03-01-2016

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


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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
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CFC-FFL PRAYER FOR 2016

Almighty Father, in the richness of your mercy you sent your own Son Jesus into the world to suffer and die for us. As you did not spare your own Son, we confidently look to your granting us everything else besides. May your mercy and grace be always upon us.

Lord Jesus Christ, you told us to be merciful just as our Father is merciful. You showed us the way to mercy when on the cross you forgave those who crucified you. Such divine mercy is very challenging for us. Only in you and through your grace in our lives can we ever hope to be channels of mercy to others. Jesus, we trust in you.

Holy Spirit, help us to understand the mystery of divine mercy. Help us to forgive those who trespass against us. Help us to love our enemies. Help us to love and care for the poor. Enable us to effectively proclaim the gospel of God’s mercy. Show us the way to holiness unto the Lord.

Mama Mary, full of grace and Mother of mercy, guide us in the way we are to go, and keep us in your loving embrace always.

Amen.


CFC-FFL PRAYER FOR 2015

Almighty Father, you are our Creator and God. We acknowledge your dominion over us, that we belong to you, that you hold our very lives in your hands. We come before you in worship and praise.

Lord Jesus, you are our Savior and Master. You call us into your body on earth, making us brethren to one another. Bind us together as one, united in your heart and mind, able to live and serve as your holy instruments.

Holy Spirit, fill us and continue to empower us to witness. Guide us and equip us in the work of evangelization. Give us the boldness to proclaim Christ, wherever we are, until this work reaches the very ends of the earth.

Triune God, you have given us the privilege of being stewards of your grace and mercy. Help us to be faithful, to claim nothing as our own, to give without counting the cost, to endure and joyfully embrace the cross. Favor us, Lord, so that by our common work the needs of all will be met.

Mama Mary, we look to your quiet strength and fullness of grace. Accord us great favor as you intercede for our needs and for our work. May your Son Jesus be glorified in all we do.

Amen.


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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