July 20, 2009
Dear Missionary of the Gospel of Life:
I pray this letter finds you assured of Christ's love for you and all of His children.
As you are aware, our Missionary Spirituality includes living a Pro-life Lifestyle. I recently wrote a prayer for a conference as part of my teaching. The prayer seeks to promote reverence for the presence of Christ in the other who is made in the Image and Likeness of God. As we seek to relate to others through the mediation of Christ we may experience the presence of the Other in the other or the Face in the face. The capitalized Other and Face represent the reality of Jesus in and with the other person.
I ask you to join me in not simply praying the Face Prayer but in practicing this reverential lifestyle for a at least a nine day period or perhaps for thirty days. Please let me know of your participation and the results of practicing this prayer in your daily encounters with your family, friends, and enemies.
Please unite with me now in praying and practicing this prayer. Let us pray slowly, deliberately and intentionally:
Heavenly Father, I embrace your grace this day,
I ask all this through
Jim Pinto, Jr.
I look forward to practicing this prayer with you and discussing further the theological basis for this lifestyle and ways the Face Prayer might be used. Please let me know of your thoughts and experiences with the prayer.
I will let you know when the Face Prayer Cards will be in stock so you can easily carry it with you and share it with others.
Let us remember what Jesus said: I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.
Jim Pinto, M.E.V.
Have you made your MEV Promises?