The Pallottine Prayer Network consists of a group of men and women, young and old, lay and religious, willing to set aside a few minutes each day to pray for the needs of people, the Church and the world
How to Join the Prayer Network
Each member receives a wallet-sized membership card, certificate of membership and 12 monthly prayer cards with different intentions to pray for each month.
Members receive a list of prayer intentions sent to the prayer network, and are requested to include these special petitions in their daily prayers.
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Milwaukee, WI 53208-3097
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Prayer to Resist Criticizing Others
Lord Jesus, help us take to heart the words we have just spoken. Too often it is easier to find faults in others while neglecting to rid ourselves of our own shortcomings and failings.
Help us to be slow in speaking out about others especially if we have little or nothing positive to say about them. Help us focus on the good things we see them doing and be quick to praise them when they deserve it.
Grant that we may turn away from conversations that only seem to criticize or belittle others. Remind us often to tend to our own business before we meddle in the lives of others.
O Lord, help us never to harm another through our words. May we always treat them with the respect with which we would want them to speak about and treat us.
We humbly ask this in Your name. Amen.
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 of you, Lord Jesus, 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.
Which do you find yourself doing more often: criticizing others for doing something wrong, or praising them for doing something well? I hate to admit it but, for myself, there are times I don't even notice that somebody did something good.
BUT if that person does something I don't like, well that's the other side of the coin - criticize! The trouble with criticism is that it often ends up as a personal attack and not a statement about what was or wasn't done.
We know what happens when we feel attacked. We either experience shame and turn inward, or we get angry and lash out and start criticizing the one who just criticized us. Definitely not a win win situation.
Criticizing others can become a very bad habit, one not easily changed unless we make a special effort to be more observant of the good that others do and practice our "praise responses." As our moms probably told us years ago, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."
This month let us ask God to help us be less critical of others.
Prayer to Resist Criticizing Others
Oct. 7 - Our Lady of the Rosary
Oct. 19-27 - Monthly St. Joseph Novena
Oct. 23 - Monthly evening Holy Hour
Oct. 28 - Approval of UAC charter 2003
Feast of Saints Simon & Jude
October is the month of the Holy Rosary