Prayer - Our Mission
A reading from the Gospel of Matthew 25: 42-45
"'I was hungry and you never gave me food; I was thirsty and you never gave me anything to drink; I was a stranger and you never made me welcome, naked and you never clothed me, sick and in prison and you never visited me.’ Then they will ask: ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty, a stranger or naked, sick or in prison, and did not come to your help?’ Then he will answer, ‘I tell you solemnly, in so far as you neglected to do this to one of the least of these, you neglected to so it to me.'"
Pause for private reflection
Lord our God, you continue your saving work in our world in countless, unseen ways. We thank you for the hidden gifts you give. We ask you to instil into our hearts a readiness to serve you in our families, our schools, and our neighbourhood in our daily lives. Help us to rejoice with those who share our vision for your world so that together we may bring the light of your love into our common life. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Archbishop Vincent Nichols