Our Parish Prayer
Loving Father, we ask You to bless our parish: make us better people, more considerate towards others, more honest with ourselves and more faithful to You. Through the power of Your Holy Spirit open our ears to hear You in prayer, open our eyes to Your presence in one another and open our hearts to those who are searching for You. Help each of us find our true vocation in life, so that we may not only find our own happiness but bring happiness to others. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen
TIP: Written prayers often express what we want to say to God in ways that are particularly helpful to us. They can also be good starting points for longer times of prayer. In that respect, it’s good to reflect on the fact that God gave us one mouth and two ears. Our prayer times are most fruitful when they are shaped by that - speak some of the time, but listen to God for at least twice as long as we speak.