Father Kentenich beatification prayers

Father Kentenich beatification

Prayer 1

God our Father,
In Father Kentenich you have given us a father and a prophet,
a witness and a herald of your message for our time,
enkindled by the Holy Spirit.

Give us of his fire. Give us of his founder spirit.
Let his charism be so alive in us that we can shape the future of the Church and society.
May his vision be our vision:
In the power of the covenant of love, a new world is to arise
– a world in which people form a covenant culture wherever they live and work.

Father in heaven, we ask you:
Accept Father Kentenich into the company of the saints recognized by the Church.
Open the door to him and his mission everywhere
so that he can guide many people on the way to the fullness of life, the way to you.
We ask this of you, in communion with Mary,
our Mother Thrice Admirable, Queen, and Victress of Schoenstatt,
through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Written 2017-2018

Father Kentenich beatification

Prayer 2

Eternal Father, in times of great need your love always sent your Church men who by their word and example have shown your people the way to you. You endowed your priest, Father Joseph Kentenich, with the great mission for the Church of our day of proclaiming the glories of Mary. Having consecrated himself entirely to Mary, he tried to lead many people to enter into the covenant of love with the Mother of Grace of Schoenstatt, so that they might more easily find their way to Christ and to you, our kind and merciful Father.

I beseech you, grant that Father Kentenich may soon be beatified, so that the entire people of God may see his example and hear his message, and that many may experience his powerful intercession.

Here my petition through his intercession to the praise of the Mother of Grace of Schoenstatt and to your greater honor and glory, our all-merciful God and Father. Amen.