Once again, World Youth Day is upon us. Many of us will be busy in our home parishes or out and about in the work place unable to attend. While this may seem like a bit of a downer, let us call to mind once again that we can pray for those going to WYD.
This is not some fluffy idea, praying for those who go over while we sit on our couches and mope. This is something that is real because we are members of the Mystical Body of Christ. As various authors of the Bible comment (John 15:5, Ephesians 4:4-13, 1 Corinthians 12:12, etc.), though we are many as various parts of the body are many, we all work together to make the body function. The Mystical Body of Christ on earth prays for each other so as to benefit all of the members.
In these next several days, let us pray for our Holy Father, the various bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated men and women religious, and the laity who will take part in these festivities.
N.B.: Here is the link with the official Liturgy Book of WYD 2013.