The Synod prayer

Dear friends and parishioners

This is the official Synod prayer. Today marks the beginning of the Synod across the world and so it will be used at all Masses in our deanery this weekend. Next week we will explain how our deanery will open up the Synod process to everyone.

We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.

With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts;

Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.

We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder.

Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path nor partiality influence our actions.

Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life,

and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.

All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time,
in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever,