Gracious God and Father, we are your people embraced by
Your love. We thank you for Your presence with us throughout
all time. Create us anew through Jesus Christ, Your Son.
Liberate us from all that keeps us from you. Send Your Holy
Spirit, enabling us to recreate our world and restore justice.
Heal us from every form of sin and violence. Transform us to live Your Word
more profoundly. Reconcile us so enemies become friends. Awaken us to the
Sacred. Nuture our relationships; enliven our parishes; reunite our famlies.
Fill us with joy to celebrate the fullness of life. Empower us to be a community
of love growing always in Your likeness by the grace of Christ Our Lord.