No. 911 Diocese of Marbel, Philippines 20 January 2017
- PRAYER FOR THE PARISH
2017 Year of the Parish – Communion of Communities
Prayer for the Parish
Loving God, you gather us as a people of the new covenant sealed with the blood of your beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. You formed us into a community of faith, hope and love; a priestly, prophetic and kingly people.
Humbly we ask you, make our parishes truly a communion of communities; a worshipping community, a witnessing and an evangelizing community, and a servant community.
Guide our pastors, the religious and lay leaders, and all those who labor in the parish, with your wisdom and love.
Bless all the parishioners who compose the Parish and BECs, as they offer their time, talents and treasures as stewards of the graces you gifted us, for the building up of your Church.
May the Holy Spirit enlighten, inspire and invigorate us to actively participate in the mission you entrusted to us in the parish. May we continue to be a discerning community, reading the signs of the times and interpreting them in the light of the Gospel.
May we truly become the leaven in society by penetrating all its strata with the Gospel and restoring its order according to the values of the Kingdom.
And may the spirit of collaboration and co-responsibility bring us into a fuller and fruitful communion with you and with one another.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
N.B. Translation in Tagalog and Visayan are available in the internet. Bp. D.G.