All powerful God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
by the water of the Holy Spirit you freed us from sin and gave us new life.
Loving and gracious God,
our lives are often pushed and pulled by hundreds of activities.
In the busy pace of life we realize our need
to be in touch with the deeper meaning of life.
Send your Holy Spirit upon us to be our Helper and Guide
as we embark on a renewal journey within our parish.
Guide us as we put our pastoral plan into practice.
Gift us with a spirit of openness and generosity,
as we walk with each other as companions on this journey,
seeking ways to bring the Good News to all.
Make us aware of our many opportunities and responsibilities
to be the witnesses of your love, mercy, and call to new life.
May we all grow in faith
through prayer, the Gospel, and the Eucharist.
Help us to be a people of courage, faith, and holiness.
Keep us mindful of our heritage.
Help us to recognize you
as you reveal yourself to us,
as you speak to us in the events of our daily lives,
and through the Eucharist, prayer, and in each other.
You are inviting us and calling us.
Let us respond with eagerness and joy.
Through the intercession of our Blessed Mother
may we become faithful disciples of your son Jesus Christ.
May the intercession of St. Clare of Montefalco and St. Michael the Archangel
keep us safe, protect us from all harm,
and strengthen us in our commitment to God and his Church.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.