The Feast of Christ the King: Year C

Published on 14 Nov 2016
Remember me when you come into your kingdom Piero di Cosimo The Crucifixion of Christ

Let us pray that the Kingdom of Christ may live in our hearts and come to our world.

Father all-powerful, God of love, you have raised our Lord Jesus Christ from death to life, resplendent in glory as King of creation.

Open our hearts, free all the world to rejoice in his peace, to glory in his justice, to live in his love.

Bring all people together in Jesus Christ your Son,

Whose Kingdom is with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Pray that the Kingdom of Christ may live in my heart and come to our world.
Opening Prayer

(God's kingdom) is a kingdom of truth and life, a kingdom of holiness and grace, a kingdom of justice, love and peace.
Preface to the Eucharistic Prayer

You anointed your only begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, with the oil of gladness as eternal Priest and King of all creation. 
Preface

‘Jesus,’ he said, ‘remember me when you come into your kingdom.’
Gospel

 

This prayer invites me to open my heart to Jesus who is my King (or my Shepherd in the Old Testament). He is my wonderful, always-faithful, loving friend. He is the Christ. He is my Saviour and Redeemer from sin and death.

I pray to accept his values and so attain his peace, which I will long to give to others.

This week I ask for the grace and help of God’s Spirit within me to draw me in to the wonderful mysteries that this prayer illustrates at the end of the Church’s year.

I start by being absolutely quiet, wordless before my Lord. Patiently, I slowly allow each phrase to open up before me and reach into the depths of my heart.

What do I desire? What do I want to say to the Lord?

As always, with gratitude in my heart, I end my prayer slowly.