The word inspire means “filled with the spirit” and there are times when all of us take inspiration from the events and people around us. St Paul was inspired by a vision of Christ to change his ways and be a better person on the road to Damascus – we too can be inspired by Christ to change for the better. This week, think about how you can be inspirational. How can you give others a great example or show others how to live their lives in a better way?
Leader/Young person – “Let us bow our heads and pray together…”
GOD OF LOVE show us our place in this world as channels of your love for all the creatures of this earth, for not one of them is forgotten in your sight. Enlighten those who possess power and money, that they may love the common good, advance the weak, and care for this world in which we live. The poor and the earth are crying out. O LORD, seize us with your power and light, help us to protect all life, to prepare for a better future, for the coming of your Kingdom of justice, peace, love and beauty. AMEN. Pope Francis (adapted from Laudato Si’)
Leader/Young person: “We end our prayer by making the Sign of the Cross.”
All: “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.”