Christ Jesus, we rejoice that wherever You go You unleash power for healing and liberation. You restore people to community. You give new life and new hope.
We are humbled to realize, Teacher, that whenever You could, You retreated for prayer, finding communion with God and allowing the Spirit of God to energize You for continuous works of mercy and compassion.
Enable us to follow your example by prayerfully allowing the Spirit to guide and energize every moment of our ministry to others. Enable us to be agents of healing and liberation. And when we have seen your marvelous works among us, enable us to spread the news, to declare boldly what You have accomplished in and through and, sometimes, in spite of us. Amen.