Pray for Céilí Community – Pray for our work – Pray for yourself.
Prayer for Céilí
God our Father, through the life, death and resurrection of your Son, Jesus Christ, we pray for an outpouring of your Holy Spirit on Céilí Community and the work you have entrusted to them. May they be authentic witnesses of your presence in our world today, embracing the teachings and recommendations of Vatican II. May they be always attentive to your inspirations, especially in their discernment for the way forward. We pray through the intercession of Mary, Star of Evangelisation that their community may be a place of prayer, love and service, where they can enter daily into a more personal relationship with you and grow in love for each other. We ask you to pour out your Holy Spirit on all who are involved with them and those to whom they minister. May they all go forward in the power of your Holy Spirit to the Glory of your Name.
Prayer for Evangelisation
Mary, Virgin and Mother,
You who, moved by the Holy Spirit, welcomed the word of life in the depths of your humble faith: as you gave yourself completely to the Eternal One, help us to say our own “yes” to the urgent call, as pressing as ever, to proclaim the good news of Jesus.
Filled with Christ’s presence, you brought joy to John the Baptist, making him exult in the womb of his mother. Brimming over with joy, you sang of the great things done by God.
Standing at the foot of the cross with unyielding faith, you received the joyful comfort of the resurrection, and joined the disciples in awaiting the Spirit so that the evangelizing Church might be born.
Obtain for us now a new ardour born of the resurrection, that we may bring to all the Gospel of life which triumphs over death.
Give us a holy courage to seek new paths, that the gift of unfading beauty may reach every man and woman.
Virgin of listening and contemplation, Mother of love, Bride of the eternal wedding feast, pray for the Church, whose pure icon you are, that she may never be closed in on herself or lose her passion for establishing God’s kingdom.
Star of the new evangelisation, help us to bear radiant witness to communion, service, ardent and generous faith, justice and love of the poor, that the joy of the Gospel may reach to the ends of the earth, illuminating even the fringes of our world.
Mother of the living Gospel, wellspring of happiness for God’s little ones, pray for us. Amen. Alleluia!
The Joy of the Gospel #287