Prayers For Evangelization


Parish Renewal

 O Lord, Who did send down Your Most Holy Spirit upon Your Apostles at the third hour and changed the simple fishermen into 'fishers of men', so now we ask of You to help us consciously recognize the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives and in the lives of our parishes and our diocese. May our lives continue to be worthy Temples of the Holy Spirit. May we be mindful of the continuous Pentecost, the constant outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon us, our families, our parishes and our diocese. May we do nothing to grieve the Holy Spirit, but may our lives be acceptable to Him Who will bring us to the knowledge of Truth, the knowledge of Your Son and our God. O God, look down graciously upon us from Your holy dwelling place and pour forth your abundant mercies and blessings upon our Diocesan Parishes which You have raised for the honor and glory of Your all-holy Name. As your Most Holy Son walked here on earth so let Him ever be present in our parishes and may all of us find Him walking in our midst. As You sent Your Most Holy Spirit upon Your Apostles at the Feast of Pentecost, so we continue to implore and beg of You take not Your Holy Spirit from us, but renew Him in us who pray to You. For You are the Giver and the Herald of the Way of our salvation, now and ever and forever. Amen.

Evangelization

O God of truth and love, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, hear our prayer for those who do not know You, that they may come to a saving knowledge of the truth and that Your Name may be praised among all peoples of the world. Sustain, inspire, and enlighten Your servants who bring them the Gospel. Bring fresh vigor to wavering faith; sustain our faith when it is still fragile. Grant them wisdom and courage to proclaim Your message effectively, to endure the hardships they face, to trust in Your mercy, and to see all their sufferings as part of the suffering Your dear Son Jesus Christ endured on the cross and let the joy of the Holy Spirit working in their lives ever strengthen them in their resolve to see Christ proclaimed in every nation. Continually renew missionary zeal in ourselves and in the Church, and raise up new missionaries who will follow You to the ends of the world. Make us witnesses to Your goodness, full of love, of strength and of faith, for Your glory and for the salvation of the entire world. Through the Prayers of St. Paul, Saints Cyril and Methodius, St. Rostislav of Moravia, St. Maxym Sandovich, St. Herman of Alaska, St. Innocent the Enlightener and all the missionary saints, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.

 

 


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