Father, pour out your spirit upon the people of this parish.
So that inspired by your Word,
nourished at your table and
graced by your empowering love,
our lives may be devoted to the service of our brothers and sisters
and the building up of your kingdom.
May our parish community truly be for this time and place
the body of Christ your Son
through whom we make this prayer.
"When our words say "yes",
but our actions say "no",
forgive us Lord.
When our words say "no"
but our actions say "yes",
encourage us Lord,
so that our response to you
might be prefect in word and deed."