‘That God may raise us up’
Now as he blessed them, he withdrew from them and was carried up to heaven. (Lk 24:51)
Lift us up with you, Lord Jesus Christ,
from the sickness, suffering, fear and grief of these last months.
Bless all that your body, the Church, has achieved through her worship of God
and her care of God’s children.
Renew the Holy Spirit among us,
that, sent like your apostles, to the people of our diocese,
all may contribute to the proclamation of God’s word
and to the growth of God’s kingdom.