Gracious God and Father,
we enter into your presence
realizing you know us
better than we know ourselves.
You know the cares and sufferings
we carry in our hearts.
You call us to holiness
and we trust you to lead us together
on our journey to be a renewed Church,
for with you all things are possible.
Create us anew in Jesus Christ your Son.
Liberate us from all that keeps us from you.
Heal us from every form of sin and violence.
Transform us to live your Word
Awaken us to the sacred;
rebuild trust among us.
Enliven our parishes;
reunite our families.
May your Holy Spirit empower us
to live as a community of love,
freed to share in your work
of re-creating our world and restoring justice.
We believe you are doing something new,
calling us to arise together in Christ
to celebrate the fullness of life. Amen.
(The first season of ARISE at OLQM starts October 2016. Meet the team here.)