Lenten Prayer Challenge

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The Archdiocese of St. Louis is rooted in a strong Catholic legacy . We have much to celebrate from the past and much to look forward to in the future. In this change of an age, we are being challenged to think in new ways about how we share our faith. This requires a discerning heart.

Discernment is one of the most difficult types of prayer that we have. The Holy Spirit makes us discern between trials, which are necessary for our inner growth, and temptation, which leads to sin. Discernment isn’t about what’s good or bad. Discernment is about what is best. It’s looking at all the good things God has given to us and discerning, with His Guidance and with the gifts of the Holy Spirit, what is best for us as a people of faith to draw in deeper relationship with Him, what is best for a people of faith moving forward to evangelize, not only the world of today but the world of tomorrow.

Our primary relationship with Jesus is through the Sacraments, wherever they may be shared. Let us pray for the space to allow the Holy Spirit to guide us to where he wants us to be.

The importance of Unceasing Prayer

Fr. Chris Martin shares about the power of prayer, and why it is a Guiding principle of the All Things New initiative.

More resources:

Steadfast in Faith & Forward in Hope Printable Prayer Cards

Steadfast in Faith Prayer Card.pdf

Forward in Hope Prayer Card.pdf

Pray With Us.

Jesus, You call us to pray, fast and give alms. We, of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, thank You for Your call this Lent to grow steadfast in faith. In our Archdiocesan journey may we stay close to the Word and grow in virtue, so that we may find mutual affection for one another as we embrace the plan for the future of the Archdiocese. Strengthen us with discipline of prayer, aid us in fasting from negativity and self indulgence. Stir through the Spirit, a generosity for the needs of others so that we may grow in charity. As we journey through these days of Lent, may we seek the power of the Spirit to grow through your transformative Love.

This we pray, through Christ our Lord, Amen.

St. Vincent de Paul, Pray for Us!
St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, Pray for Us!
St. Louis IX, Pray for Us!

First Week of Lent: That all Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Louis may enter this holy season of repentance and grace by partaking in the sacrament of penance and reconciliation as a means of being steadfast in faith, let us pray to the Lord…

Second Week of Lent: That Jesus, who was transfigured before His disciples to strengthen them for His coming passion, may shine within our souls to help us in the trials of our faith journey so to keep us steadfast in faith, let us pray to the Lord…

Third Week of Lent: That we may give Jesus the cool water of our steadfast faith and our love, and that we may understand the gift of God, knowing that Jesus is the One who gives us the living water of everlasting life, let us pray to the Lord…

Fourth Week of Lent: That we who are baptized may live as children of the light, producing in our lives every kind of goodness in the righteousness and truth, and remain steadfast in faith, let us pray to the Lord…

Fifth Week of Lent: For refugees, for the oppressed and abandoned, and all those who do not feel welcome in our parishes, that God may settle their wandering hearts by putting His spirit of life in them again, let us pray to the Lord…

Rosary of Provision

Anyone who prays this Rosary with faith and devotion will not lack the bread of every day. It is the promise of Jesus of Mercy. Especially in our present time of uncertainty this Rosary Prayer of Provision is needed.

Follow along with this interactive Rosary

Come, Holy Spirit

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