San Damiano Cross

    A Prayer For “Renew My Church”


    Lord Jesus, you speak to us today,

    as you spoke to holy men and women
    who have gone before us.
    In every age and in our own time,
    you call to us and say: Renew My Church.

    Pour out the gift of your Holy Spirit upon us,
         and so enable us
        to hear you clearly
        to listen to each other attentively
        to imagine our future boldly
        to discern your direction wisely
        to persevere in your holy will courageously
        to stay together in charity
        to surrender our own plans readily
        to embrace the greater good
        to hand on your gifts to future generations.

    May we remain in the holy company of
    the Blessed Virgin Mary, the apostles, and all the saints.
    May their example and presence inspire us with patient

    confidence in the work of your grace.

    We ask this of you who live and reign with the

    Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,
    forever and ever.