In 2016, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate will hold their 36th General Chapter in Rome. A special prayer for the Chapter has been disseminated to all Oblates from the General Administration in Rome. Perhaps you would like to pray with them, and for them as they prepare for the meeting and their future.
Prayer for the 36th General Chapter
God our Father, we thank you for the gift of religious life which
you have given us through St. Eugene de Mazenod
You have called us to a missionary life
in order to preach the Gospel to the most abandoned:
Evangelizare pauperibus misit me.
At this time of preparation for the General Chapter
in the year of the 200th anniversary of our Congregation,
we ask you for the grace of finding in your Son,
Jesus Christ, the center of our life and of our mission.
We hear the call to a profound
personal and communal conversion.
Help us to become the salt of the earth
and the light of the world,
so as to proclaim in today’s world
the values of your Kingdom in word and deed.
We beg you, Lord, to send upon us your Spirit.
Help us to be your Oblates, inflamed with your love,
sparing no effort to extend your Kingdom
and totally committed to the good of today’s poor.
We ask this through the intercession
of Mary Immaculate, our Mother,
and of Saint Eugene de Mazenod.