Wednesday, October 18, 2017

ST LUKE, EVANGELIST

St. Luke was Gentile physician (see Colossians 4:14), a disciple of St. Paul, and a worker with him. According to early traditions, Luke wrote his Gospel and the Book of the Acts of the Apostles in Greece, and preached there and in Asia Minor. He is said to have died at the age of 84, never having married.

In the name of the Father, (+) and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

In the morning: Psalms 65,  147:13-21

In the evening: Psalms 125,  91

Read hymn  “I Love to Tell the Story”

One or more of the following lessons:

Isaiah 43:8-13,  2 Timothy 4:5-11,  Luke 1:1-4; 24:44-53

In the morning: Benedictus Dominus Deus 

In the evening: Magnificat

Prayer of the Day                                                    

Almighty God, all thoughts of truth and peace come from you. Kindle in the hears of all your children the love of peace, and guide with your wisdom the leaders of nations, so that your kingdom will go forward in peace and the earth will be filled with the knowledge of your love; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Almighty God, you inspired Luke the physician to set forth in his Gospel the love and healing power of your Son: Graciously continue in your Church this love and power to heal, to the praise and glory of your Name; through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Pray for all in civil authority
For the leaders of the nations of the world
For respect for the land and the conservation of natural resources
For protection against the perils of abundance
For peace among the nations
For compassion
For the poor and the outcast
For all in the healing professions
For hospitals and nursing homes

Our Father…

The Lord almighty bless (+) us, and direct our days and our deeds in his peace.

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