Prayer define of the Flemish bishops for gay {couples} – Swiss Catholic Portal

Prayer define of the Flemish bishops for gay {couples} – Swiss Catholic Portal

Lthe Flemish bishops from Belgium communicated on September 20, 2022 their new pastoral line to welcome and accompany gay folks. The cathobel web site publishes the French model of the textual content they recommend for {couples} who wish to entrust their like to God.

“It’s indicated that the individuals involved focus on the content material and the concrete type of this prayer with a pastoral chief”, specifies from the outset the press launch from the Flemish bishops. “Such a second of prayer can happen with ease. Moreover, it’s a matter of sustaining a transparent distinction from what the Church understands by sacramental marriage.”

To welcome and bless the love and constancy of same-sex {couples}, the second of prayer might happen as follows:

  • Opening remarks
  • Opening Prayer
  • Scripture Studying
  • Dedication of each folks. Collectively, they specific their mutual dedication earlier than God.

For example :

God of affection and faithfulness,
we stand earlier than you in the present day,
surrounded by our households and associates.

We thank You for permitting us to satisfy.
We need to assist one another
in all circumstances of life.

We entrust You right here
our mutual want to make each effort
day after day, for the happiness of the opposite.

We deal with this prayer to You: give us power
to be mutually devoted
and deepen our dedication.

We belief in Your nearness,
and given to one another eternally,
we need to reside by your Phrase.

  • Group prayer. The group prays for God’s grace to work in them, to look after one another and for the broader group through which they reside. (see the instance beneath*)
  • intercessory prayer
  • Our father
  • Last prayer
  • Reference

*The group gathered across the couple can pronounce the next prayer:

God and Father,
in the present day we encompass N. and N. in our prayer.
You understand their hearts and the trail they are going to take any more.
Make their mutual dedication sturdy and devoted.
Could their home breathe understanding,
tolerance and care.
Let there be room for reconciliation and peace.
Could the love they share convey them happiness
and availability to serve our group.
Give us the power to stroll with them,
within the footsteps of your son
and strengthened by Your Spirit.

Being near gay folks on a pastoral stage« textual content of the Flemish bishops, in PDF model

(cath.ch/cathobel/mp)

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