In the Archdiocese of Glasgow, almost 100,000 prayer cards have been sent to Roman Catholics whom are being urged each day to recite from the card, the prayer, seemingly ‘alla mantra’- superstitiously?
This is a copy of a scheme first carried-out in Naples; Glasgow being the second diocese in Europe to introduce the plan.
Cardinal Winning described the mail-shot as one of renewing life and Christian witness saying, ‘as we look to the future, I wish to encourage everyone in our diocese to be more aware than ever of the great treasure and power we have in the word of God.’
The prayer cards feature a colour picture of St. Mungo on one side and the prayer for renewal on the other.
Also the ecumenical group, Glasgow Churches Together has developed a ‘Common Prayer Initiative.’
An officer for this group said, ‘We are convinced that in order to further the work of ecumenism we need to pray more together.’
Following is the prayer that is to make everyone ‘more aware than ever of the great treasure and power we have in the word of God’. While it contains an element of truth, which most thoughts can, because God has revealed himself to man, this ‘prayer’ nonetheless is just an enshrining of Roman Catholic heresy and dogma.
Lord Jesus, when we gather in your name
we believe you are with us.
With the power of your word to inspire us,
we commit ourselves to use
our love, our gifts and our time
to work together to transform
our life, our family, our neighbourhood, our parish,
our Church and our world.
May your Holy Spirit also be with us
as we carry the Good News to a world
that you are calling to live according
to your plan of love,
in communion with the Blessed Trinity
and our sisters and brothers.
We ask this in your name through the
power of the Holy Spirit to the glory of God our Father.
Mary, Mother of the Church, be with us
with your powerful intercession.
Saint Kentigern, our patron, pray for us.
N.B. The last three lines contradict the first, and the constant use of the pronoun ‘our’ conveys the sense that it is our good works and our doing!