with joy in our hearts and ever-constant prayer,
help us to recognize that You are
the Architect, the Builder, and the Artist.
Help us to understand that Continuing to Renew All Things in Christ is a labor of love, which will strengthen our parish.
Lead us to see the need for sacrifice, which will benefit our entire community. Help us to recognize that You give us the wisdom, courage, and love to be good stewards of the many gifts You have given us.
Strengthen us to build upon a firm foundation of faith, so that we, and the generations to follow, will come together to freely worship You.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.