Christ, our “light of hope and guide in the night,” I praise and thank you for your unfailing love and the inspiration to do your will. You call the members of your Church to be men and women for others through accompaniment, solidarity, and a radical commitment to the Gospel. Led by the light of truth, embolden me to love those on the margins, to see the inherent dignity of all, and to be a joyful witness to the Gospel.
Let those you have entrusted to me know that they are loved. Let them see You in the face of all they encounter and strive to be in communion with their families, parishes, and communities.
May the love of your Son ignite our hearts, the Saints inspire our vocations, and Mary, Star of the New Evangelization, illuminate our paths.
We ask this in your holy name,