Prayer for St. Thomas Parish

 

Lord God, as a parish family we come to you.

We come from different walks of life, different countries,

customs and experiences.

Yet we come in one faith to worship you.

 

Form us into a loving, caring family.

Gift us with openness to You and each other.

 

May we never tire in our desire to serve You.

In our vision, give us hope;

in our struggles assurance;

in our prayer, perseverance;

in our plans, courage and inspiration.

 

May the stranger find a welcome among us,

the searcher guidance,

the doubter a strong faith,

the newcomer acceptance and

the burdened refreshment.

 

Renew us in mind, body and spirit so we can

renew others through Christ…… Amen.

 

Fr. Michael Tracey