O most holy and everlasting God, we know your triune love surrounds us. Help us to recognize and accept the strength that comes through unity.
Holy Father, as our creator, you endow each of us with unique gifts to carry your work forward. Provide us with the ability to see that only together in faith will the power of our combined talents truly serve you.
Most merciful Jesus, you willingly accepted human form out of love for us. Grant us the grace to listen and acknowledge the importance of other people’s feelings and opinions.
Holy Spirit, giver of truth, bestow on us the wisdom to understand how our combined parishes will better serve our communities of faith. Provide us with the ability to know and trust in the future you have planned for us.
Blessed trinity, let us join with you in celebrating this new community. Together we share a faith in the power and care of God, the mercy and love of Jesus Christ, and the wisdom and truth of the Holy Spirit.
© K.E. Rourke 2016