A #heartbeatprayer from the Diocese of Ottawa

Dear God,

We pray that the Holy Spirit will lead us to use our money to do good work and engage in ministry in our town. May our parish be a beacon of light as we strive to serve Christ and honour you.

We pray that our parish family will grow in numbers, with more children being introduced to church and being raised in this Christian community, and that we affirm the contributions youth and children can make to our own faith life and to sharing the love proclaimed in the Gospel with others.

We pray that we can be authentic in our faith, open-minded and willing to connect with others outside of our church in order to share the love and the joy of the Lord.

We thank you for the blessings you have given us. May we now bless others. Amen.