Today we pray for help to lead a life worthy of our calling, with gentleness and humility.
Helps us to bear with one another in love,
to be at one with each other, and at peace,
for in Jesus Christ there is only the one body, the one hope to which we are called, one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism.
Help us to develop the gifts we have received for the building up of the body, that we may all become mature with each part working properly.
Help us not to live as Gentiles do who live inn the futility of their minds.
May we have the sensitivity to your will and not to abandon ourselves to licentiousness, greed or impurity.
Father God, we are eager to have renewed mind and to be clothed with the new self according to the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
May our words and deeds bring grace to all whom we meet today.
We pray for the strength it takes to be kind, tenderhearted and swift to forgive each other.