The Prayer after Communion after Communion on Sunday, the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, recovered the urgings to love and service that were so strong a feature of the Liturgy of the Word. It reminds, too, of the reciprocity that the Eucharist is intended to enable.
God loves and serves us, even in our worship of him, so that we might be best enabled to love and serve others.
Renewed by this bread from the heavenly table,
we beseech you, Lord,
that, being the food of charity,
it may confirm our hearts
and stir us to serve you in our neighbour.
Through Christ our Lord.
- Where how does your parish community engage in the works of charity?
- How do you associate yourself with these?
- In what way does your family live love for neighbour?
St Vincent de Paul, Church of St Nicolas, Nantes. (c) 2016, Allen Morris.