The Holy Father indicated four dimensions, or ways to prepare for and live out the Extraordinary Missionary Month of October 2019. These four dimensions are:
1. A personal encounter with Jesus Christ alive in His Church: Eucharist, Word of God, personal and communal prayer,
2. The witness of the Saints, the Missionary Martyrs, and the Confessors of the Faith, who are unique expressions of the Churches throughout the world,
3. Biblical, catechetical, spiritual, and theological formation regarding the missio ad gentes,
4. Missionary charity as a material support for the immense work of evangelization, especially the missio ad gentes and Christian formation in Churches that are most in need.
The materials below will help you to fulfill some of the wishes of the Holy Father, Francis. They will help you to meditate at least 10 minutes on the Word of God from the respective day, with the Church to pray for the mission, and to find your place in mission work of the Church.
THE SCHEME OF DAILY MEDITATION:
The daily exercise contains 4 parts: an excerpt from Scripture, a short story, their application for life, and the final thought. Start your daily meditation with the PRAYER FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY MISSION MONTH OCTOBER 2019
when your only begotten Son Jesus Christ rose from the dead, He commissioned his followers to “go and make disciples of all nations” and You remind us that through our Baptism we are made sharers in the mission of the Church.
Empower us by the gifts of the Holy Spirit to be courageous and zealous in bearing witness to the Gospel, so that the mission entrusted to the Church, which is still very far from completion, may find new and efficacious expressions that bring life and light to the world.
Help us make it possible for all peoples to experience the saving love and mercy of Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever. Amen.
Close your meditation with the “Our Father”.