ToM scheme1. “Come Holy Spirit”—I ask for the help of the Holy Spirit—with a song, some short prayer or in my own words.
2. “Jesus is here”—I realize that he is truly present here, he is with me here and now.
3. “Face to face, as a person speaks to a friend”—it is an encounter of friends who are both happy to meet and I can express my joy in prayer of worship. Jesus is my friend, he is delighted to be with me, he loves me, he favors me—it is like being embraced by him.
4. “Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening”—the Lord wants to tell me something particular here and now. It is a prayer for a word for me.
5. “Lord, what shall I do?”—in the state of internal peace, I take the wait-and-see attitude. I arouse curiosity in myself—I would like to hear what Jesus wants to tell me today.
6. “Your word is a lamp for my feet”—only now I read the chosen and prepared passage of the Bible—I do it slowly, comprehendingly—more than once if necessary.
7. “A light silent sound”—I remain in silence, waiting and listening carefully to the voice of God—with patience and trust. It is an encounter with God in my imagination, my mind, my heart and my memory.
8. “To the angel . . . write this . . .”—I write down in my notebook the thoughts that have come to my mind—to save them from oblivion and to be able to return to them any time I need.
9. “Lord . . . I decide now to . . .”—I make a resolution and I write it down in my notebook—obviously only if it arises in me, I do not force myself to make a resolution, because it is not the essence of the Tent of Meeting.
10. “Thanks Jesus”—I thank God for the encounter and for his word. (You may also react to God’s kindness with heartfelt repentance, but it is not obligatory. The prayer should end with thanksgiving.)

Mater ecclesiaeMary, Immaculate Morning Star of Freedom, Our Lady of Jasna Góra,

at whose side we, the Polish people, have always been free.

You are for us the source of Light and Life because you were the first of mankind

to receive the Light of the world, Jesus, and you followed him,

offering all of your life to him in love and obedience, as far as to the Cross.

You can see my enslavement, which means I am often overpowered by the darkness of error

and illusions of my imagination and ignorance,

and I live for myself in pride and self-love.

 

Please, set me free, and ask God to grant me the grace of being immersed, together with you,

in the only Light, that is Jesus, who knows who I am,

what the Father demands from me, and what is good for me.

Please, set me free, and ask God to grant me the power to defeat egoism by receiving the Cross

and to live for the Light, for God, and for my brothers and sisters

through sincere service and love.

 

Please, make light shine in me and the spring of life well up in me.

Please, help me know the truth that will set me free, and help me follow Jesus

so I do not walk in the darkness, but have the Light of Life. Amen.

See the Polish-English Oasis Dictionary

published on the official Movement web page. You can also download it from there for your own use.

IMMACULATE MOTHER OF THE CHURCH! NIepokalana mniejsze

We who are gathered here remember with gratitude your care for the work of the Oasis of the Living Church.

WE PROFESS that, thanks to your maternal love, the first Oasis of the Immaculate, which was entrusted to your special care, developed in an amazing way into the Oasis Movement and then into the Light-Life Movement.

WE PROFESS that your attitude of limitless, nuptial self-gift to Christ in love is the source of your maternal fertility in the people of God. Since you are the Immaculate Bride of the Word, particularly in union with him at the hour of utmost love on the Cross, you are the Mother of all the living and the Mother of the Church.

WE ALSO PROFESS that being united with you in the attitude of nuptial devotion to Christ is and will always remain the only true and deepest principle of vitality and fertility of Holy Mother Church. The Church will be the Holy Mother Church together with you only if in her particular members, she becomes with you a Bride devoted to the Lord in faith and love.

WE BELIEVE that the whole work of the Oasis is based on the understanding of this mystery and it has no other aim than to raise up its participants to a constantly deepening understanding and implementation of the attitude of truly possessing themselves in making a true gift of themselves to Christ and to their brothers and sisters.

WE BELIEVE that such an attitude is the source of new life; and this is why it is just to entrust this work to you, more deeply and consciously, and ask imploringly for your acceptance and that you would make it your own.

WE TRULY BELIEVE that we shall become “the Oasis of the Living Church” only if we are united with you in implementing the attitude of service and dedication to Christ in his Church.

ACCEPT, thus, we ask, as your own property all those who have given their lives and all their powers to the diakonia of the Light-Life Movement.

ACCEPT them all, particularly the moderators and animators who, within this Movement, want to serve the great cause of building living communities of the Church.

ACCEPT all those who at the end of their Oasis retreats have entrusted their resolutions to your hands and give them the grace to persevere.

[ACCEPT also as your own property this place, in which everything is to serve the work of the Oasis of the Living Church, and make it serve this cause only without any obstacles.]

IMMACULATE MOTHER OF THE CHURCH, BE ALSO THE MOTHER OF THE WORK OF THE OASIS AND THE LIGHT-LIFE MOVEMENT.

Amen.

[the part in square brackets is said only in the Light-Life Center in Krościenko]

If you want to learn about the beginning and inspiration for World Youth Days, watch the film. English version available (click the settings cogwheel and choose the language)

Light-Live Movement: Inspiration for WYD