V35 – 1.10.38
“We Love You, our Father Who Are in Heaven.
We Love You, our Father Who Dwell in our hearts.”
GOD OUR FATHER
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for the Father of All Mankind)
A son honors his father, and a servant his master.
if then I am a father, where is my honor? (Mal 1:6)
But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth. (Jn 4:23-24)
And for their sake I consecrate myself,
that they also may be consecrated in truth. (Jn 17:19)
Wouldn’t it be appropriate to consecrate ourselves and the world to the One we were created to return to-God Our Father? Wouldn’t it be, equally appropriate to recite this consecration publicly and to renew it annually on a feast specifically celebrated for God Our Father–“The Father of All Mankind”? Isn’t it time to cleanse, purify, and re-dedicate the Temple of God Our Father–individually and as the Body of Christ?
All God’s children are invited to use the following spiritual practices and format to consecrate themselves to God Our Father. Although the consecration can be done at any time by setting aside an eight-day period (preferably Sunday to Sunday), it is suggested that (1) it be renewed formally each year on the proposed date (an octave ending on the first Sunday of August. The first seven days serve as preparatory steps leading to the final day of assembly and solemn consecration–The Feast of the Father of All Mankind.) and that (2) it be renewed informally each day by praying the chaplet. In addition, the short prayer, “I love You, Father, and I give myself to You” can be prayed throughout the day to help us live our consecration more fully.