Loving and gracious God,
You show your love for all your children by putting special people in our lives. We thank you for giving us the faith-filled friends who support our work to build your kingdom here on earth.
During this National Catholic Sisters Week, we ask you to bless all women religious. Guide us, strengthen us, sustain us. Shower us with your grace. We ask the same for our generous friends who faithfully support our mission and our ministries. We ask that you open their eyes to the vital need for our service, and open our eyes to the wonder of their ongoing generosity.
Draw all of us close to you in prayer as we reach out to help people in need, each in our own way. Give all of us the courage to answer the unique call you have for each of our lives. It is the path to great joy.
We ask this in the name of Jesus the Christ and the Holy Spirit, both now and forever.