St Francis of Assisi Ohariu Parish Prayer
Our Parish is at a crucial time in the implementation of a New Model of church in our community. We are 9 months away from the conclusion of our trial period in partnership with the Archdiocese, the Society of Mary and our St Francis of Assisi Ohariu community. We have all prayed regularly throughout the last 30 months for our Parish both privately and in our Prayers of the Faithful at Mass. A prayer for our Parish has been prepared to be formally prayed as the concluding prayer at the end of our Masses over the months ahead .
The prayer has been prepared against the background of our Parish Vision "We are baptised as missionary disciples in a community of communities to follow Christ's gospel teaching."
We are all encouraged to go to the Parish website and print out this prayer and use it in our prayer groups, meetings or at home with your family.
With thanks to those parishioners who contributed to the creation of this prayer for us all to pray. St Francis of Assisi Ohariu Parish Prayer.
St. Francis of Assisi pray for us.
Prayer for our Parish of St. Francis of Assisi Ohariu.
Loving God, as members of our Parish of St. Francis of Assisi Ohariu, we come before you in a spirit of love, prayer and thanksgiving.
We pray you bind us together in love. Whatever our age, cultural background and individual roles within our parish, may we be one together in Jesus. May we accept, affirm and support one another.
In your service we offer you our talents and gifts so as to build your Loving
Presence amongst us. May our Parish be vibrant with your love and always a place of welcome
May your Holy Spirit anoint us, inspire us, and send us out into the community as witnesses to you and your love and teaching. May we have the courage and
compassion to reach beyond our church to the peripheries to those who are most vulnerable and in need.
May your Holy Spirit draw others to you through us.
We ask this in Jesus name.
St. Francis of Assisi pray for us, and guide us.