9th November – Dedication of the Latern Basilica.

The dedication of this Roman church is an occasion for us to remember that we are “livingprayer a stones” in the Church, the Body of Christ, the family of God. This is emphasised in the following intercessions of Evening Prayer from the Divine Office. Ponder on them prayerfully.
Let us pray to our Saviour who gave up his life to gather into unity the scattered children of God.
Lord, remember your Church.
Lord Jesus, you commanded your disciples to hear your words and put them into action;
  constantly strengthen your Church in faith, courage and trust.
Lord, remember your Church.
Lord Jesus, from your opened side there poured out blood and water;
  make your Church vigorously alive through the sacraments of the new and everlasting covenant.
Lord, remember your Church.
Lord Jesus, you are present among those who are gathered in your name;
  hear your Church, united in prayer.
Lord, remember your Church.
Lord Jesus, you come with the Father to dwell in those who love you;
  perfect your Church all over the world in your divine love.
Lord, remember your Church.
Lord Jesus, anyone who comes to you is never turned away;
  admit all those who have died into your Father’s house.
Lord, remember your Church.
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