Prayer for the Success of our Parish Pastoral Plan
ST. BARTHOLOMEW CHURCH
PRAYER FOR THE SUCCESS OF OUR PARISH PASTORAL PLAN AND GOALS
Heavenly Father, we thank You for calling our parish family into existence, and for using us as an instrument of Your salvation. We thank You for our past members whose vision, dedication, and generosity helped us to thus far fulfill the mission You entrusted to us. Thank You for calling me to be part of this continuing mission. Above all, thank You for my brothers and sisters who constitute this beautiful parish family as it is today.
Lord Jesus, You are the source of all things new. As we thank You for the strong parish that we are today, we pray for a greater future - to be better positioned to carry out Your mission. Thus, we entrust to You our new Parish Pastoral Plan and Goals. Give us the grace to become a more vibrant and efficient, salvation instrument in Your hands. Help us to look beyond the people in our pews to the people who are not here, helping and supporting, both them and us to get closer to You. Strengthen our commitment to bring hope and joy to those in despair, comfort to the afflicted, and justice to the poor.
O Holy Spirit, animate us with Your vision, wisdom and zeal. Be with us, guide and strengthen us. Remove any apathy or resistance, which hinders us from becoming the very best You have called us to be. Instill in us the generosity to readily share our gifts, talents, time, and financial resources, so as to further the mission You entrust to us. Bless us and bless the work of our hands. Amen.
Mary, Mother of the Church ………….. Pray For Us
Saint Bartholomew ………….. Pray For Us