Prayer for Evangelization

Gracious and merciful God, we pray that through the Holy Spirit all Catholics may hear the call of the New Evangelization and seek a deeper relationship with your Son, Jesus.
We pray that the New Evangelization will renew the Church, inspiring all Catholics to "go forth and make disciples of all nations" and transform society through the power of the Gospel.
We pray for all members of the Church, that we heed the words of Christ - "do not be afraid" - and strengthened by the Holy Spirit's gift of courage, give witness to the Gospel and share our faith with others.

We pray that we may become like the father of the prodigal son - filled with compassion for our missing brothers and sisters - and run to embrace them upon their return.
We pray that all people yearning to know Christ and the Church may encounter him through the faithful who witness to his love in their lives.
Loving God, our Father, strengthen us to become witness to the saving grace of your Son, Jesus, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.