6 March, 2023
So that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it. If one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. – 1 Corinthians 12: 25-27
Heavenly Father, we worship and exalt your Holy Name in one voice, chanting your praises, for you are our God and your holy dwelling place is not just in all the Tabernacles of the world and the Sanctuary of the heavens but in the hearts of those who submit to your Holy Will in all things and are pure and contrite, ennobled by your Holy Word.
We are honored to belong to the Body of Christ, as members of the Church founded by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who is Head of the Church and your chosen ranks of people who are members. A Body can function smoothly only if all members are attuned and in perfect fellowship and dedication, one to the other. Every member, however feebly endowed, has equal esteem and a place, which, if removed from the whole, would disjoin the entire body, rendering it incomplete. Each fits to make the whole, and cannot function independently.
Lord, to make one single community committed to you and working in faith to propagate the good news of the gospel, uniting more and more to become one whole flock is our mission and every member conjoined to this cause has to be true to its ministration. Every endeavor should be towards helping one another in moments of weakness, doubt or lapses, standing in strong solidarity with you, our Lord, by the help of your grace and in Jesus’ Name. Amen