Lord of all hopefulness, as we embark on this journey together,
may we listen and discern and be guided by the Holy Spirit,
who constantly breathes new life into our world, our hearts, our families, homes and parishes.
May renewal and reform, fresh hope and healing come for all people of God in Ireland.
By virtue of our baptism, may we each play our part in transforming the Church through a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit which is your gift and promise, upon our land.
Grant us the encouragement we need to bring faith, hope and love in abundance to meet the challenges before us and fulfil the Church’s mission of proclaiming to the world, Gods love and salvation in Jesus Christ.
A Mhuire Mhathair, mother of the Church, guard and guide us on our pilgrim way. AMEN