Lord Jesus Christ,
Word of the Father,
we turn to you.
Watch over our plans.
Enliven our service to the Church.
Sustain our labors.
Guide our steps in search of the best ways to proclaim your Gospel.
Our poverty is great.
We do not place trust in ourselves but only in you.
Encourage us, reassure us, give us your blessing.
You, who with the Holy Spirit, live and reign in us
and in your Church forever and ever.