New Evangelization Novena: Evangelizing with respect

Novena Day 5: Evangelizing with respect

Evangelizing with respect

We never really know where someone is in their faith journey, what they have experienced in life, or even what kind of day they are having. Because of this, we cannot blindly forge ahead with our mission of evangelization. We need to realize that the people we are evangelizing are human beings whom we must treat with dignity and respect. Remembering the gentleness of Jesus as the Lamb of God, we can successfully bring others to Him with a similar gentleness.

Opening Prayer

Lord God, we ask you to pour out your blessings on your Church as we answer your call to the New Evangelization. Grant us the grace to proclaim the Gospel to those who have not yet heard it and to those who have strayed from you, especially through the use of television in CatholicTV’s mission. Help us to see new ways to use the tools of our time to spread your Word to all people. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” – 1 Peter 3:15


Lord Jesus, you came to call sinners who did not yet know you. Grant that we may use the tools of the media to meet our brothers and sisters where they are in their faith journey and gently guide them ever closer to you. Amen.

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New Evangelization Novena: Evangelizing with respect