Prayer for our Archdiocese of Perth
You have blessed our diocese with many gifts,
and you call us to share those gifts with others.
We thank you for this call
and commit ourselves anew
to responding with courage and generosity.
In this time of challenge and hope for the Church
you invite us to start afresh from Christ your Son
and to contemplate his face
so that we might recognise him in others,
especially those who suffer.
In doing so may we experience a new wave of grace,
so that the light of Christ may burn more brightly in our lives.
Attune our hearts and minds
to the presence of your Holy Spirit,
that our Church may be transformed,
our relationships be healed,
and our nation grow in compassion and justice.
With the intercession of St Mary MacKillop,
who showed us new ways of living the Gospel,
we make our prayer
through Christ our Lord.
Mary, Help of Christians, pray for us.