We are your people embraced by your love.
We thank you for your presence with us throughout all time.
As we celebrate the 2,000 years since the birth of Jesus…create us anew.
Liberate us from that which keeps us from you.
Enable us to re-create 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; nurture our relationships;
Enliven our parishes; strengthen our families.
Fill us with joy to celebrate the fullness of life.
Empower us to be a community of love growing in your likeness.
We ask this in Jesus’ name