2017 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Prayer
every moment of our life is your precious gift,
to be used wisely and well for building up treasure in heaven
by following in the footsteps of Christ on earth.
He came as the Light of the world;
may we be children of light amid the world’s darkness.
He came to redeem the human race;
may we be instruments of healing and mercy
to all who are troubled in body or soul, mind or spirit.
He came to show us the way;
may we inspire hope
in those who feel lost amid the hardships and trials of life.
Moved by Mercy,
may we be revitalized as a church community
in the sure hope
that it is in giving that we receive
and that we become ever more perfectly your children.
Bless with success, Lord,
this year’s Archbishop’s Annual Appeal
for the sake of all who will benefit from it, especially the least of our brothers and sisters.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.