Prayer for Louie Morales :
Heavenly Father, we commend you, our dear friend & brother in Christ [Luis Jimenez Morales] to almighty God, and entrust him to his Creator.
May Louie Rest In Peace the arms of the Lord who formed him from the dust of the earth.
May Holy Mary, the angels and all the saints welcome him now that he has gone forth from this life.
May Christ who was crucified for him bring him freedom and tranquility.
May Christ who died for him admit him into His garden of paradise.
May Christ, the true Shepherd, embrace him as one of Lord’s flock.
May the Lord forgive all his sins, and set him among those the Lord has chosen.
May Louie see his Redeemer face to face, and enjoy the vision of God, forever.
Let us express our gratitude:
For the opportunity to serve w/ him in Bcbp and its mission.
For the gifts that Louie had that enabled us to make a difference in the lives of others.
For the opportunity to do something very special and meaningful with our lives/careers of others particularly in our various communities where Louie mingled w/ & singled out.
Let us ask our Heavenly Father to:
Help us to embrace the legacy Louie left us to help guide us to lead with integrity, compassion and common sense.
To encourage us by his culture talks/teachings to search for wisdom to make intelligent decisions.
To adapt on us by his example the courage to make tough decisions.
To engrained on us to develop the character to make right decisions.
To help us to always be welcoming, inclusive and open because of our Bcbp identity without compromising our Catholic & Family traditions and heritage.
Dear Lord, thank you for entrusting in Louie specially in the formative years of Bcbp with leading & mentoring those who were in positions of influence, to become Leaders in Balance and realize the importance and impact of our way of thinking and our way of being, because Bcbp leaders are built from the inside out:
To help us approach leadership as a relationship not just a position...listening, reflective, and intentional & loving of others.
To help us understand that each of us embodies the Bcbp culture & promise...setting the tone for what is done and valued...as building Trust, Hope & Faith.
And that each of us focus on a higher purpose...Bcbp’s vision & mission above personal interests;
Finally Lord, thank you for allowing our Brother Louie the platform & opportunity to help us appreciate how collaboration with a purpose can enable us to reach better decisions and to execute our decisions better; as BCBP was his Life & our Lives are better beyond Bcbp ... because of what Louie Morales had done & bequeathed us with.
Prayer for Atonement for Louie Morales Family (Mother Lilli & Children)
O Lord our God, you are Mother Lilli & Family refuge and strength in times of trouble. Meet them in their sorrow and lift their eyes to the peace and light of your compassionate hand. You have promised that you are near to the brokenhearted and close to those who are crushed in spirit. Draw near to the Morales Family, Lord, and may they find comfort in your presence. Give rest to their troubled heart and replace their fear with faith. You are eternally gracious, merciful and caring. Send your Holy Spirit to comfort them in the light of your glory and grace. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Mighty God, thank you that you are our creator, you know the Morales Family better than anyone else. You know the pain and grief they feel at this time. You have promised that you will make all things work together for good of all. Please provide comfort for Mother Lilli, their children Michael, Luis Jr. Patricia Vanessa & Patrick and relatives use this difficult time to develop character. You are the God of peace. May you sanctify them completely, and may you bless them, lay them whole in their hope faith & love to the end. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen
(NB : a few idea excepts were lifted w/out permission from jesuitresource. org)