Monday, January 31, 2005

Pray for the Diocesan Synod!

In the news today, my Bishop has just called the second Synod of my Diocese. This will be a grace-filled time and a great moment in the history of the Church in Allentown. The following prayer was published in our Diocesan newspaper as a preperatory prayer in the year leading up to this event.

Most gracious Father, fountain of life and source of all good gifts, strengthen the virtue of hope within the faithful of our Diocese as we prepare for the Second Synod of Allentown.

Inspire us with the divine light of the Holy Spirit, so that we may recognize all the paths that lay before us on our journey to You.

Bring us together to see the possibilities that exist for a more faith-filled response to Your Will.

Give us insights into the needs and desires of Your people, who hunger for Your Presence.

Free our hearts and minds of all those boundaries, barriers and stumbling blocks, which our human weaknesses impose upon us, so that we may strive to see more clearly how we as Your children can become better disciples of Christ, who is Lord forever and ever. Amen.

Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for us!


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