Daily Prayer for January

The following is our Council's prayer for January, which we ask all Knights of Council 3294 to faithfully pray once every day in January at a time of your choosing between noon and 3 pm.

         

Pray aloud or silently as circumstances permit.

Try not to miss, but if you miss our noon to 3 p.m. window, simply pray later that day.   Use a habit like grace before meals as a reminder. As in all things: Keep the Faith.

 

The second core principle of the Knights of Columbus is Unity.  Let this daily prayer said by us in concert be a powerful witness and support of that unity.

 

At the Savior’s command and informed by divine teaching we dare to say.

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the land.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”             (Matt 5:3-10)

and

Lord Jesus make me salt of the earth and a light to the world.

 

In January we commemorate the Baptism of Our Lord, and are thus reminded that through the sacrament of baptism we are made adopted sons of God.  Let us resolve to be true to our spiritual inheritance by living the beatitudes as faithful brothers and imitators of Christ.  For meditative reading on Matthew 5, see “Beatitudes: eight steps to happiness”, by renowned papal preacher, Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.,  St. Anthony Messenger Press.

 

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