Prayer for 2012 Eucharistic Congress

21 Feb 2011

New Eucharistic Congress Prayer

The prayer was recently introduced by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin who invites you to support the Congress by praying this prayer on a daily basis if possible.

The prayer draws its inspiration from the Gospel story of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus (Lk 24) and from the words of the prophet Micah:

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Congress Prayer

Lord Jesus,

You were sent by the Father

to gather together those who are scattered.

You came among us, doing good and bringing healing,

announcing the Word of salvation

and giving the Bread which lasts forever.

Be our companion on life’s pilgrim way.

May your Holy Spirit inflame our hearts,

enliven our hope and open our minds,

so that together with our sisters and brothers in faith

we may recognise you in the Scriptures

and in the breaking of bread.

May your Holy Spirit transform us into one body

and lead us to walk humbly on the earth,

in justice and love,

as witnesses of your resurrection.

In communion with Mary,

whom you gave to us as our Mother

at the foot of the cross,

through you

may all praise, honour and blessing be to the Father

in the Holy Spirit and in the Church,

Now and forever.