Australian WYD2011 Prayer

God of hope and grace,
send your Holy Spirit upon us as our helper and guide.

As we prepare for World Youth Day in Madrid,
help us to build upon the many graces and experiences
that were the fruit of World Youth Day in Sydney.

Send forth the power of the Spirit upon us
so that we may continue to be your witnesses
in service and love to other youth in Australia.

May we journey together in the great south land of the Holy Spirit
and share in this pilgrimage of faith to the ends of the earth.

Pour your grace into our lives so that we may be apostles of reconciliation
and builders for the new creation.

Nourish and unite us through the Eucharist,
so that firm in the faith we may be planted and built up in Jesus Christ.

We ask this through the intercession of Our Lady of the Southern Cross
and in the healing name of our Lord Jesus,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit
one God forever and ever.

Mary, Help of Christians. Pray for us.
Blessed/Saint Mary MacKillop. Pray for us.

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