We begin our prayer in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
During May we celebrate the Memorial of St Joan of Arc, the patron of our own St. Joan of Arc Catholic School in Regina.
Joan was a peasant girl, born in Domremy, France, who lived in the time of the Hundred Years War, between England and France. When she was sixteen, she was called to lead her country's soldiers in battle. Joan and her army won the battle and were successful in gaining back much of France.
However, she was captured and handed over to the English, who put her on trial. Joan would not deny the power of God in her life. She was then accused of being a witch and was sentenced to death by being burned at the stake. The Church later found her innocent of all charges and declared her a great saint.
Joan was a young woman of great faith, who did what God wanted her to do. From Joan's life and example, we learn that when we allow God to work in our lives, we can do great things.
Let us pray:
God of love,
Help us to follow the example of St. Joan of Arc and take responsibility for living the way You want us to.
When we are called to do difficult things,
Help us remember that You are always with us and you will guide us.
Lord, give us the words to speak and the wisdom to act as Jesus does
In Faith, Hope and Love.
Give us the vision to see Your love at work in hearts and minds everywhere.
We pray in Jesus name.
We conclude with the special prayer of Our Mother.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
We close our prayer in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Mary, the Mother of God … Pray for us.
St. Joan of Arc … [Response] Pray for us.