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Invocation: Come, Holy Spirit upon the Jewish people Israel, the first to hear the Word of God and prepare them for the full realization of the “hope of Israel”. Bless our elder brother, the people of your covenant.

Scripture: Gen 12:1-3; Ps 122:6; Is 62:1-2 ; Acts 28:20; Rom 11:1-36

‘To the Jews belong the son-ship, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the Law, the worship and the promises; to them belong the patriarchs, and of their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ.’ (Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 839)

Prayer intention: pray for the ‘shalom’, peace, of Jerusalem, for the righteousness of Jerusalem to shine before all the nations. Pray for all Jewish people in Israel and in the Diaspora.