What do Your Belief and Baptism give YOU the Power to DO?
James 5:16: “the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much” [KJV], “the prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective” [NIV]).
Our prayers as Christians have great power to affect the world positively simply because of the great dignity we have as adopted sons and daughters of God the Father through the work of Jesus Christ, God the Son Incarnate, whose Bride and very Body reaching out to the world we have become through the indwelling of God the Holy Spirit, the “Spirit of adoption” by whom we, as Jesus the Only-Begotten Son, can call God “Abba (‘Daddy’) – Father” (see Romans 8:15, Galatians 4:6, Mark 14:36), through our belief and baptism (Mark 16:16).
DO SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL FOR GOD
Jesus has given YOUR prayers POWER to Help Build Jesus’ Family & Kingdom because YOU are a Member of HIS BODY the Church
There are many worthy Christian Ministries you can be a part of simply by adding YOUR prayers to their efforts, but consider adding YOUR PRAYER POWER to the mission of Donum Veritatis – The Gift of Truth Ministries and
The Institute for Promoting the Gift of Truth
YOU can use your power of prayer and become PART of this mission simply by adding to your prayers: “Lord, I pray for the success of the Institute for Promoting the Gift of Truth and for the accomplishment of its goals towards building Your Family the Church and building Your Kingdom in the World through Christian Education and Vatican II Implementation.”
“teaching the true meaning and proper implementation of the Second Vatican Council . . .
This ministry is certainly deserving of the prayers and financial support of all faithful Catholics . . . I strongly support, and recommend your support of the Donum Veritatis (The Gift of Truth) Ministries as an effective and important means
to spread the Catholic faith and to promote Christian unity. It really is a ‘gift’ to the ‘Internet Generation.’ “
– Dr. Alan Schreck, Long-Time Theology Chair, Franciscan University of Steubenville
Becoming a “Prayer Partner” in Building God’s Family and Kingdom with The Institute for Promoting The Gift of Truth
Of course, any contribution to the success of this Christian education and unity ministry in occasional prayers or in one-time donations are gratefully received as God’s provision for this ministry through fellow members of the Body of Christ the Church. Any such support is a “taking part” in this ministry as a member of the Body of Christ, for which I am certain God will bless you. However, what is most helpful to the continuation and success and growth of this “Gift of Truth” ministry and Institute is regular support, most especially in prayer (and also in donations). If you believe the goals of this ministry are important enough (or if God otherwise so leads you), for you to become an “official” Partner in Building God’s Family and Kingdom with The Institute for Promoting the Gift of Truth, through your regular prayer support or your regular donation support (or both), please “cut and paste” the following form into an e-mail message, fill out the options you would like to commit to, and e-mail us at email@example.com. Please understand that by doing so you truly become a PART of this ministry. God the Holy Trinity of Love definitely wants His Holy Church to lead the whole world of human beings He created in Love to embrace Him in Love as their Father God, their Brother Jesus (God the Son Incarnate), and their Empowering Holy Spirit that enables them to love as God loves through His Grace, that is, through His Divine Life of Love shared with us through His indwelling Holy Spirit. This ministry exists for no other purpose than to faciliate this. God has given YOU dignity and power, through your baptism in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, to effectively work towards this goal simply by your prayers, and by whatever other contributions (of material finances or particular work or effort, according to His particular gifts to you) He so leads you. [beginning of form] ******************************************** E-mail: To line: [cut and paste] firstname.lastname@example.org Subject line: [cut and paste] Becoming a Prayer Partner in Building God’s Family and Kingdom with The Institute for Promoting The Gift of Truth Body of E-Mail: [cut and paste and fill out to the end of form below] Commitment to Become a Partner in Building God’s Family and Kingdom with Donum Veritatis (“The Gift of Truth”) Ministries and The Institute for Promoting the Gift of Truth Yes, I (or we) would like to become a Partner in Building God’s Family and Kingdom with Donum Veritatis – The Gift of Truth Ministries and The Institute for Promoting the Gift of Truth. [put an “X” in the categories you would like to commit to:] [ ] I commit to regularly pray for the success of this Ministry and Institute. [ ] I commit to support the continuation of this Ministry and Institute through regular donations. [ ] I commit to both praying regularly for and donating regularly to this Ministry and Institute. [ ] I would like to contribute to this ministry by actively promoting it with the time and energy God has given me, and/or by sharing the particular gifts and abilities God has given me to contribute to other functions and needs of this ministry, as follows: ________________________________________________. Prayer Options: [ ] 1 time per day [ ] more than 1 time per day [ ] 1 time per week (for example, Sunday) [ ] Other: _________________________ [ ] I would like to receive occasional e-mail updates detailing specific prayer requests for the ministry sent to the e-mail address this Commitmentwas sent from or [ ] sent to the following e-mail address: _______________________ [See Suggested Prayers for Prayer Partners] Donation Options: (Frequency) [ ] monthly [ ] quarterly [ ] Other: ____________ (Amount) [ ] $30 per month [ ] $50 per month [ ] $100 per month [ ] Other: $________ per_________ [ ] I would like to receive notification of the occasional ‘extra’ need the Ministry or the Institute has. I intend to begin sending my monthly (or other frequency) donations on this date:_____________ Note: Donations can be sent by cash (or more securely by check or money order), payable to: Peter William John Baptiste, SFO c/o The Institute for Promoting the Gift of Truth 44 Meadowlands Drive West Ottawa, Ontario K2G 2R4 Canada Or, other means of sending donations (for example: Preauthorized Payment, Wire Transfer, Interac E-Transfer between Canadian Banks) can be arranged by e-mailing email@example.com (The Institute is looking into getting a Mastercard Account, so that donations in the future can be more easily made directly from the website through Credit Card) Remember that you can hasten the free Internet publication of any of the as-yet-unavailable resources listed in the Catalog through your ongoing prayer support for The Institute for Promoting the Gift of Truthand/or through your prayerful donation support. Those who wish to donate, or who wish to exercise their power of prayer as members of Christ’s Body on behalf of this ministry as Prayer Partners, can let us know here if there are any particular of the currently-unavailable works in the Catalog which they would most like to see finished and published to this website (or in print). The Institute may alter its planned sequence of which works to finish first if there are sufficient requests for certain resources to be made available sooner. I would like it if the following resource, ____________________________________, listed in the Catalog, were published sooner rather than later. Signed, Your Name: ____________________________ Affiliated with: (in accordance with Vatican Council II, which stated “The restoration of unity among all Christians is one of the principal concerns of the Second Vatican Council” (Vatican Council II, UR 1), this is an ecumenical ministry encouraging all Christians to pray and work together as one loving Family in Christ Jesus. So please let us know which Sister Church
within the Catholic Communion or which non-Catholic Christian denomination or other Christian group or association(s) you are involved with, or, if you prefer, simply write “Christian” or “lover of Jesus Christ”): ____________________________ ****************************************************** [end of form]
If you believe God may be leading you to participate in this ministry through becoming a Prayer Partner with The Institute for Promoting the Gift of Truth, or through donating, but you have questions, or if you would like to join in this mission in other ways, or if you have other reasons to contact us, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send any donations to: Peter William John Baptiste, SFO c/o The Institute for Promoting the Gift of Truth 44 Meadowlands Drive West Ottawa, Ontario K2G 2R4 Canada Go To On the Power of Prayer / Suggested Prayers for Prayer Partners or Go To other pages on the Christian Unity in Diversity Central Website: Go To Prayer and Donations Support Go To Becoming a “Partner” in Building God’s Family and Kingdom with “The Gift of Truth” Go To Home Explore the free books and materials on Christian Unity in Diversity Central, Our Ecumenically-minded Website (for sharing the Holy Spirit’s wonderful teaching in Vatican II with non-Catholic as well as Catholic Christians “so that the world will believe”) at http://christian-unity-in-diversity.ourchur.ch/, and CATCH THE VISION of the Holy Trinity of Love and His Plan for His Adopted Family the Church [page still under construction]