God of the universe, gracious and loving:
hear the prayer in my heart,
heed the cry of the world.
God, personal and understanding:
you have led me into this prayer
that my heart and the world might meet.
God, poured out in the person of Jesus, Redeemer:
unveil to me your hope for the world,
and reveal to me my place in that hope.
God, tender and compassionate:
I bless you for making me who I am
It is in you that I seek to know who I will be.
God, strong and constant:
may my unique life give you glory,
may I be a worthy servant to the uniqueness of others.
God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit:
bless humanity and lift us up;
remember your poor and bring justice for all.
Mary, first daughter of the kingdom:
I pray with you that God’s reign will come,
that on earth God’s will be done. Amen.
St. Alphonsus and all the Redemptorist saints,
pray for me and for the mission of the congregation.