PRAYER OF PETITION
Come Holy Spirit, fill our hearts with the fire of your love!
As we anticipate your descent upon us at Pentecost, we turn to you in the Way of Trust. Help us and our families as we struggle through division, chaos and a culture of death.
Come, Holy Spirit, come! We long for unity. We long for peace. We long for abundant life. We long for everlasting love.
Open our hearts to this love. Help us discover our purpose, and embrace it with courage and strength. Awaken in us wonder and awe as we gaze on the beauty of those you have made. Help us see ourselves & others as you see us.
Please have mercy on us when we fail.
Trusting that you will renew the face of the earth, humbly we make this prayer through the intercession of the Holy Family, under the protection of St. Joseph, in the name of Jesus and through your power, Holy Spirit, God forever and ever.
Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us. Amen.