Saturday, January 08, 2005

Mission Prayer

All-powerful and merciful God,you led the children of Israel on dry land,parting the waters of the sea; you guided the Magi to your Son by a star. Help these our brothers and sisters and give them a safe journey. Under your protection let them reach their destination and come at last to the eternal haven of salvation.

Hear, O Lord, the prayers of Thy servants. Bless this mission to Indonesia and all those who have chosen to make this trip. Thou Who art everywhere present, shower everywhere upon them the effects of Thy mercy; so that, insured by Thy protection against all dangers, they may return to offer Thee their thanksgiving.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.