Generous God, we thank you:
for the gifts you have given us,
the abundance of your Creation
and the beauty that surrounds us.
For the people whose lives have touched ours,
for the love they show,
the burdens they lift,
the hopes we share.
Compassionate God, we ask you:
to fill us with your love,
to place in our hearts a spirit of courage,
to move us to reach out to others in need.
And lead us to play our part,
so that now and in generations to come
all your children may share
in our hope for a better world.
We ask this through Christ our Lord,
Catherine Gorman, written for the Your Catholic Legacy consortium