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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.

Membership is free!!

If you would like to join our prayer network or receive a copy of our prayer book contact us via the link to Feedback on this page or write to:

The Pallottine Prayer Network

5424 West Bluemound Road

Milwaukee, WI 53208-3097

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 St, Vincent

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April 2017

Prayer to Know Jesus Better

L. Jesus turned and asked them, "What are you looking for?"

R. And they said to him, "Rabbi, where are you staying?"

Lord, Jesus, when John the Baptist pointed You out to some of his disciples, they were curious and interested in getting to know You better.

Help us to know You better. Give us deeper insights into the Gospel stories about You so that we can learn more about Your care and concern for others.

Help us understand the deep love You had for Your heavenly Father and help us grow in our love for Him also.

Remind us of Your special concern for the poor and hungry; for sinners and the outcasts of society. Let us feel the compassion that You gave to those who sought You out and asked to be cured.

Open our eyes so that we may not remain blind to Your love for us so that we may in turn share our love with those we meet in our lives.

Hear us, O gentle and merciful Savior. 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.

How do we get to know anyone in the first place? Often we meet people at school, work, on a trip, by joining a team or simple bumping into them on the street. Some of those meetings can develop into closer relationships and even friendships. But how does that happen?

The more we talk to others, hang around with them and do things together, the more we come to know them better, see how they act, begin to understand how they think, and become aware of their habits, likes and dislikes.

As these encounters continue, we may see our relationship deepen and grow, or stay shallow and drift apart. But we will never know how it will turn out if we never speak to or be with those other persons.

I think the same can be said about our relationship with Jesus. How can we get to know Him better if we never read about Him in the Gospels, or spend time with Him in public or private prayer and reflection? This month let us pray for a closer friendship with Jesus.

Prayer to Know Jesus Better

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April 2017


Apr. 9 - Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion

Apr. 13 -15 - Holy Thurs., Good Fri., Holy Sat.

Apr. 16 - Easter Sunday

Apr. 19-27 - Monthly St. Joseph Novena

Apr. 21 - Birth of St. Vincent Pallotti 1795


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