To know and Proclaim Christ
God, Heavenly Father As we celebrate the year of faith strengthen in our hearts the faith you gave us on the day of our Baptism. Lord Jesus author and perfecter of our faith increase our faith.
Holy Spirit Guide and inspirer of believers make our faith fruitful in our daily life. Triune God in this year of faith grant that following the examble of the first Christian community of Jerusalem all of us may bear witness to our faith by the good works we do. Help us to be the light of the world and salt of the earth by working for the values of your kingdom - justice and peace love and joy brotherhood and reconciliation. Guide us in the midst of our daily struggles to find once again the joy in believing and the enthusiasm for communicating the faith by word and deed. Give us the courage to lead life of faith by feeding on the word of God and the bread of life and to lead others to the “door of faith”. We humbly entrust this time of grace to the Mother of God proclaimed “blessed” because she “believed”. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen