Alternative Prayers for the Jubilee of Mercy

Share Your Alternative Prayer for the Jubilee of Mercy here

jubilee-year-of-mercyAs many of you know, the otherwise beautiful prayer, which was written for the upcoming Jubilee of Mercy has a grave error: it pairs Mary of Magdala with “the adulteress,” portraying Magdalene as the repentant prostitute. Modern biblical scholarship has proven that Mary was not a prostitute, but an important and early disciple of Jesus.

Unfortunately, this prayer will be used by millions of Catholics during the Jubilee of Mercy. Some places you might find the prayer include:

  • Your parish’s religious education programs for children and adults
  • Your Parish’s Bulletins
  • Prayer groups
  • Prayer cards, printed and distributed by Catholic publishing companies
  • Your parish website

Despite our efforts, it may be too late to change the official prayer. But that doesn’t mean that we have to use it. We encourage you to write your own alternative prayer for mercy.

TAKE ACTION: FutureChurch is now accepting submissions of alternative prayers for the Jubilee of Mercy. Consider writing your own version of the prayer! All you need to do to share your “alternative” prayer for mercy is write it (or copy and paste it) to the comments section below! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Prayer for the Year of Mercy

    Loving God,

    In this year celebrating your mercy,
    Let us remember the compassion of Jesus who:
    – ate with Zacchaeus who was shunned by his community (Luke 19:1-10)
    – approached and healed the crippled woman saying, “Rise up!” (Luke 13:10-13)
    – relieved the embarrassment of the newlyweds at Cana (2:1-10)
    – defended the wisdom of the woman of Bethany who anointed his head (Mark 14:3-9)
    – restored the sight of Bartimaeus when he cried out from the heart (Mark 10:46-52)
    – commissioned the Samaritan woman as a disciple when she sought insight (John 4: 1-42)
    – chose to touch and cleanse a leper (Matthew 8:1-4).
    May we carry out such merciful actions ourselves
    so that the Jubilee of Mercy may truly be a year of grace from the Lord,
    and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor.

    We make this prayer through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
    Amen.

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