Making prayer the foundation of your missionary parish

The Bishop of Brentwood, the Rt Rev. Alan Williams, delivered this workshop at Proclaim '15 in Birmingham


 1-P15-resource-prayer Key points to help you make prayer the foundation of your missionary parish.


Full Proclaim '15 workshop


Loving Father,

You so loved the world that you sent us your only Son,

that we might believe in him and have eternal life.

May we encounter Jesus Christ anew this day
 and live the Good News with joy.

Through the power of your Holy Spirit,

help us to “go out to the whole world and proclaim”
 our faith with confidence.

Give us the courage to witness to the Joy of the Gospel 
 by our words and actions.

Help our parish to become more welcoming and missionary,

so that you may be known and loved by all people.

We make this prayer through Our Lord Jesus Christ Your Son,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God for ever and ever,

Our Lady, Star of the New Evangelisation, Pray for us.

Blessed John Henry Newman, Pray for us.

St Thérèse of Lisieux, Pray for us.