~ Jesus, Purest Milk for our spirits, as we walk together with those who lead Your Church, we will commit ourselves to be as Living Stones with them in Your spiritual temple. Grant our leaders the fortitude, the patience, and the desire to help us all convert our lives to Your purpose, to be obedient to the Word, and to foster stability of values in our community of faith. We pray especially for: add your own petitions
O Lord our Refuge and our Foundation
Shine Your loving Face upon us
The Celebrant adds: O God our Creator, while most of us will never be martyrs for our faith in You, keep us from injuring our faith by inattention and inaction. In times when we feel most rejected, point our Way to the Cornerstone of all that is, seen and unseen, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior and Your Most Holy Spirit who sanctifies our souls who reign together with You, one God, forever and for eternity. Amen.