With its “world prayer campaign”, Fides Agency is glad to present this PRAYER COLLECTION on the occasion of the Christmas Celebration, of the coming of the Saviour of mankind. The “New Evangelization” means getting the Good News to those who have forgotten and to those who don’t know it. It means first of all listening to God who revealed himself with his Son Jesus, conceived by the Holy Ghost in the womb of the Virgin Mary. It means getting in contact with God, through the mediation of Jesus, who is not a ruler king, but a king who reigns with the Cross «Regnavit a ligno Deus» (hymn Vexilla Regis of the Time of Passion): «God rules with the Cross». He’s a King who proposes and doesn’t impose. He’s an humble King who presents himself to us to establish a dialogue with men, to bring them words of salvation, to offer them his own Love, to let them enter his intimacy in order to see it one day face to face, who he is. But this intimacy is already possible on this earth, and it’s God who takes, as usual, the initiative, with his disinterested endless love, with a love full of humility: He ask to let him come inside us…
«…Look, I am standing at the door, knocking. If one of you hears me calling and opens the door, I will come in to share a meal at that person's side» (Revelation 3, 20).
Listening to Jesus, feeding on his word, eating with him and feeding on his Body and, by this way, becoming the Temple of the Holy Trinity: «Anyone who loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him and make a home in him» (John 14, 23).
Yes,«Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb» (Revelation 19, 9).
The prayers of the Bible are a dialogue of the believer with God, in every circumstances of life, and express worshipping, thanking, requesting for help and assistance for the poor, for protection against enemies, for release from the oppressor, love for God and his commandments, trust in his fidelity
We chose all of the prayers of everyday life of the different persons presented by the Bible, in order to make them ours, in joyful moments and the ups and downs of life. The collection doesn’t include the Book of the Psalms, which is one and every believer may consult easily and pray with these psalms, like God and his Holy Mother, the Virgin Mary, did.
(Fides Agency, December 2006)