For The Future
Lord, open our heart to receive Your Holy Spirit.
Teach us to await His coming,
Just as You did for Mary on the day of the Annunciation,
And again on Pentecost,
The birthday of the Church,
When she was transformed into our Mother.
Show the new generation that Your Son Jesus Christ
Remains always and forever the one and only Savior of the world.
Help us proclaim in a loud and bold voice
That He is "the way, the truth and the life."
The way that leads us to our final destiny.
The truth that illuminates our passage
Through the darkness of life and the world.
The life that enriches us with profound peace.
Allow Your disciples,
At the dawn of the third millennium,
To speed up their steps towards obeying Your command
To be "one" in unity with the Father,
The Son and the Holy Spirit.
May we approach the Lord, united,
Radiant with His light, without somber faces,
So that the whole world may know
And recognize Jesus Christ living in His disciples.