Prayer

Emmaus Centre was created for the purpose of spiritual support for people with disabilities, their families and all those who share their lives with them.
The Centre was founded in 2001 and works within the Ukrainian Catholic University.

Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.(…)  If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. (John 15, 4-8)

Our service is deeply rooted in Christ and His Gospel. We believe in the power of prayer, and that we cannot carry our mission relying only on ourselves. In order to fulfill our purpose according to God’s will, so that it will bear fruit, we need a prayerful support.

Therefore, if you are interested in our mission and are ready to support it with your prayers, thank you very much in advance!

We invite you to pray together with us in the way you usually do it or with the prayers given below.

May God bless you!

“Faith and Light” prayer

Jesus, you came into our world
to reveal the Father to us, your Father and our Father.
You came to teach us to love one another.
Give us the Holy Spirit,
according to your promise,
so that he will make us
instruments of peace and unity,
in this world of war and division.

Jesus you have called us to follow you
in a community of Faith and Light,
We want to say « yes » to you.
We want to live in a covenant of love
in this big family you have given us,
where we can share
our sufferings and difficulties,
our joys and our hope.
Teach us to accept our wounds,
our weakness
so that your power may be revealed.
Teach us to find you
in all our brothers and sisters
especially in those who are the weakest.
Teach us to follow you
in the ways of the Gospel.

Jesus come and live in us and in our communities
as you first lived in Mary.
She was the first to welcome you.
Help us to be faithfully present, with her, at the foot of the cross,
near the crucified of the world.
Help us to live your Resurrection.

Amen. 

L’Arche Prayer

O God, we ask you to bless us,
And to keep us in your love.
May L’Arche be a true home,
Where the poor in spirit may find life;
A place where those who are suffering
May find comfort and peace.

God, give us hearts that are open
Hearts that are humble and gentle,
So we may welcome those you send
With tenderness and compassion.

Give us hearts full of mercy
That we may love and serve;
And where discord is found,
May we be able to heal and bring peace;
And see in the one who is suffering
The living presence of Jesus.

God, through the hands of your little ones,
We ask you to bless us;
Through the eyes of those who are rejected,
We ask you to smile on us.

God, grant freedom and fellowship
And unity to all the world;
And on the day of your coming
Welcome all people into your kingdom.

Amen