Gracious God, all life comes from You and in you lies the origin and the destination of us all. Your desire is that all people live together in freedom and peace. And everyone without bias should have an equal opportunity to share in the goods of this earth. We thank you for being able to experience Your presence and closeness in the community of the Church and the Kolping society.
We pray that you will:
Help all of us who believe in You to acknowledge You as the Father of all.
Let us stand up vigorously for the conservation of creation and the protection of life.
Help all of us who beling to Your Son to give witness to Your liberating love in the word and deed.
Let us contribute effectively to overcoming poverty and hardship, ignorance and injustice.
Help all of us who follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit to make all people aware of of your graciousness toward the human race.
Let us participate valiantly in the development of the Kolping Society, in establishing a family-like Church, and in building a good future for all people.
To you, O God, we give thanks in communion with your servant Adolph Kolping in the name of Your Son, who lives with you and with us, now and forever. Amen.