Pastoral Plan Prayer
Prayer for Developing a Pastoral Plan
Good and gracious God,
All that we have comes from you and we give you praise!
We have entered a new time in the Diocese of Austin and we seek your guidance
and wisdom as we discern your will for the future.
Pour forth your Holy Spirit into the hearts of your people and your ministers.
May the joy of the Gospel transform our minds to see fresh possibilities
and be prophetic visionaries.
Give us the insights we need to strengthen our Church.
May we always be a sign of faith, hope and charity,
a refuge where all are welcomed in Jesus’ name.
May we be good stewards of your many gifts, serving the marginalized
and living as true disciples.
May the fruits of our pastoral plan sustain the poor, give hope to the sick,
comfort the suffering, provide strength to the family, inspire us to action,
welcome our distant brothers and sisters and in doing so,
bring greater glory to you.
Through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our Mother,
and the protection of St. Joseph may we discern
and implement what is best for our diocesan Church and all the faithful
people of central Texas.
Calm our fears, unite us as Church, so that we may be of one mind and one spirit,
working with joy for the growth of your Kingdom.
We pray all these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.