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This Vocation Sunday the following was shared with our younger children for praying in their families.

It reminds of the  importance of our living out the love of God in our ordinary daily lives.

A prayer to pray at home at the end of each Sunday

Christ has no body now on earth but yours;
no hands but yours; no feet but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which
the compassion of Christ must look out on the world.
Yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good.
Yours are the hands with which He is to bless His people.

A simple family ritual when using this prayer would be to:

Light a candle…

Make the Sign of the Cross together…

Then pray the prayer above, and end with :

May the Lord grant us a quiet night
and a perfect end.

Then blow out the candle.

Photograph. Lerins. (c) 2013, Allen Morris

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