Disciples Called To Witness: Prayer

Disciples Called To Witness: The New Evangelization
A statement by the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis.

Gracious and merciful God,
we pray that through the Holy Spirit
all Catholics may hear the call of the New Evangelization
and seek a deeper relationship with your Son, Jesus.

We pray
that the New Evangelization
will renew the Church,
inspiring all Catholics to “go forth and make disciples of all nations”
and transform society through the power of the Gospel.

We pray
for all members of the Church,
that we heed the words of Christ
—“do not be afraid”—
and strengthened by the Holy Spirit’s gift of courage,
give witness to the Gospel
and share our faith with others.

We pray
that we may become
like the father of the prodigal son
—filled with compassion
for our missing brothers and sisters—
and run to embrace them upon their return.

We pray
that all people
yearning to know Christ
and the Church
may encounter him through the faithful
who witness to his love in their lives.

Loving God, our Father,
strengthen us
to become witnesses
to the saving grace of your Son,
Jesus, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.