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September 30

Today we begin our prayer time in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

The following is a prayer for Christ's Mercy to Saint Jerome.

O Lord, show Your mercy to me and gladden my heart. I am like the man on the way to Jericho who was overtaken by robbers, wounded and left for dead. O Good Samaritan, come to my aid.

I am like the sheep that went astray. O Good Shepherd, seek me out and bring me home in accord with Your will.

Let me dwell in Your house all the days of my life and praise You for ever and ever with those who are there.

Amen.

In the light of a God who makes it clear we are all God's children, we pray for all bound up in the brokenness and memories of Residential Schools and promise to continue to work for Truth and Reconciliation together on this Orange Shirt Day and everyday.

Coincidentally today marks the United Nations International Day of Translation. Translation plays an important role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation, contributing to development and strengthening world peace and security.  Transposition of a religious, literary or scientific work, including technical work, from one language into another language, professional translation, including translation proper, interpretation and terminology, is indispensable to preserving clarity, a positive climate and productiveness in international public discourse and interpersonal communication.  We can learn to communicate – the question is, do we want to?

In humble peace and hospitality, we move into our day in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.