PRAYER FOR THE XXI GENERAL CHAPTER
God of new beginnings,
God of our founders and ancestors in the Faith,
As we prepare for our forthcoming General Chapter in Lichen, Poland,
we pray to you in gratitude for the charism we have inherited
from Claude Poullart des Places and Francis Libermann.
Give us new eyes,
to discern the horizons for Spiritan mission to which you call us
in the challenging world of today.
Give us new ears,
to listen to your ever-creating Word
and to hear the voices of those who hope and long for a better world.
Give us new words,
to proclaim the joyful Gospel of Christ
and to speak of your love and mercy for all people.
Breathe on each one of us
your life-giving Spirit of renewal.
May we rejoice
in the richness of our diversity
and strive to foster among our Spiritan family
a deeper communion of life and mission.
May Mary, faithful disciple of Pentecost,
give us heart by her example
to support and defend the weak and the vulnerable
against all that would oppress them.
This prayer we make, Father, through Jesus Christ,
our fellow companion on our pilgrim path,
in the Spirit that binds us together