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World Youth Day USA Prayer


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World Youth Day Prayer for the United States

in preparation for World Youth Day 2016

God our Father,
Be with us on our pilgrim journey of faith.
Give us the grace and courage to step forward
in faith and hope on the road ahead.

Lord Jesus,
Open our eyes to see your face in all those we encounter.
Open our ears to hear your voice in those who are often ignored.
Open our hearts that we might be faithful disciples of mercy and truth. 

Holy Spirit,
Transform us. Empower us to give of ourselves to the poor;
to welcome the lost; to forgive those who hurt us;
to comfort those who suffer and are marginalized.

Bless those who travel on mission from the United States of America
to Krakow in Poland, Land of Divine Mercy,
to join the universal Church for World Youth Day.

Bless, too, those who celebrate stateside, united in faith and joy. 

Like the disciples who journeyed up the mountain
to witness the Transfiguration,
May this experience be an encounter
that strengthens us for our work in the world.

Through the intercession of Mary, the Immaculate Conception,
patroness of our nation,
May we be worthy witnesses of our faith,
humble representatives of our country,
and inspired missionaries
bringing peace, hope, and mercy into our communities. Amen.

Saint James the Apostle,
patron of pilgrim travelers,
pray for us

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha,
young faithful witness from our native land,
pray for us.

Saint Therese of Lisieux,
patroness of missionaries and advocate for youth,
pray for us.

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati,
man of the beatitudes and patron of young adults,
pray for us.

Saint John Paul II,
son of Poland and patron of World Youth Day,
pray for us.  

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Check out the official Krakow 2016 WYD prayer in both English and Spanish!


WYDUSA Prayer Card in English and Spanish

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