BLESSING FOR THOSE WHO MINISTER TO THE SEPARATED AND DIVORCED

 

May the Lord strengthen you in your ministry to those who have suffered the loss of their marriage.

 

May He who first ministered to the divorced woman at Jacobís Well, inspire you in your efforts to carry on His Ministry.

 

May you inspire those to whom you minister to follow your example as you have followed those who ministered to you.

 

May the Lord bear you up when you are discouraged and when the troubles in your own life challenge your commitment to this ministry.

 

And may Almighty God bless you in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

 

Amen.

 

[This blessing was given by Archbishop Wuerl at the SDC Annual Mass in October of 2007]