Prayer to Be Missionary Disciples

Loving God, You have called us as Your disciples to go forth into the world and tell the Good News.  Strengthened by Your grace and emboldened by the gifts of Your Holy Spirit, we embrace the call to give of ourselves to You and our brothers and sisters in Christ, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.  Help us to commit ourselves to share the love and joy that comes from the Gospel to every creature, to go forth into our world at home and abroad and bring the saving message of Jesus Christ.  Guard missionaries throughout the world with your loving care and protection and help all those they encounter to open their hearts to Your grace alive in them.  Enliven us all to recognize that we are sent forth into the world to bring about a culture of life, justice and peace and ultimately “to bring glad tidings to the lowly, to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and release to the prisoners, to announce a year of favor from the LORD and a day of vindication by our God, to comfort all who mourn” (Isaiah 61:1).  Amen.

St. Thérèse of Liseux, pray for us.  St. Francis Xavier, pray for us.