A Prayer for the Synodal Pathway
Lord of all hopefulness, as we embark on this journey together,
may we listen and discern and be guided by the Holy Spirit,
who constantly breathes new life into our world,
our hearts, our families, homes and parishes.
May renewal and reform, fresh hope and healing come
for all people of God in Ireland.
By virtue of our baptism may we each play our part in transforming
the church through a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit
which is your gift and promise, upon our land.
Grant us the encouragement we need to bring faith,
hope and love in abundance to meet the challenges
before us and to fulfill the Church’s mission of proclaiming to the world,
God’s love and salvation in Jesus Christ.
A Mhuire Mhátheir, mother of the Church,
guard and guide us on our pilgrim way.