Dear Jesus, 

We pray that Your Spirit may continue
to give new life to Your Church.
Some have fallen away.
Enlighten their hearts to find You and accept
the embrace of Your love so as to live
with new purpose in their lives.
Strengthen us to be Your apostles
in our day to day lives.
Bring us together as sisters and brothers
in Your new creation.

Amen.

— By a Columban Missionary