Today, we Dominicans and the Universal Church celebrate the feast day and memorial of our Father, St. Dominic. I invite you to offer the following prayer which are excerpts the Evening and Morning prayer intentions set forth in the Supplement to the Liturgy of the Hours or the Order of Preachers:
Provident God, you gave Dominic to Your Church as an Apostle of Truth, increase our zeal for Your Word.
Lord, you helped Dominic weep with those who weep and rejoice with those who rejoice, may we imitate his compassion for Your people.
Lord, you gave Dominic the gift of preaching in Your Name, may we preach in our world as Dominic preached in his.
Loving God, you call us to go serve You by imitating our Holy Father Dominic, give us that passion for Truth which inflamed his heart.
Dominic sent forth his family to fill the world with the fruit of their study and contemplation. Lord keep us assiduous in study, persevering in prayer and zealous in preaching.
As a sheep without a shepherd, the world hungers for the food of life and the Source of Truth. Lord increase the number of our Dominican family that we may proclaim Your love to the world.
You raised you only-begotten Son to glory through His obedience on the cross, may our deceased brothers and sisters come to contemplate your face forever.
St. Dominic pray for us!