Our prayer for this day, the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
We are supposed to be imitators of the saints who have been before us and of the Lord who the holy ones held up. God is Lord. We are called to imitate the rock of refuge, a shield from harm, the horn of salvation. Together with the Lord we form a stronghold! We are to hear those who cry out as does the Lord, we respond for we are compassionate.
We are to be models for all the believers. We will not oppress an alien, for we in faith were once aliens yourselves in the land of Egypt. We will not extort those in our debt nor wrong widows or orphans, for if they were wronged, they would cry out seeking compassion, Let’s save ourselves a step for if that occurred, we would be compelled to respond.
We love you, Lord, be our strength. Be our strength of heart, our strength of soul, our strength of mind. Open us that we might love like you and love those around us as well.