Prayer for Pilgrims
O God, who brought Abraham, our Father in faith,
safely through the desert,
we ask you in these days to watch over the many people from our diocese
journeying together as pilgrims in Lourdes.
Bless each one of them
that they may come to share in the praise of Mary,
and proclaim that you, indeed, do great things for us.
Keep them safe from all harm
and refresh them in body and spirit.
Be with them on each step of their pilgrim journey
and guide them all safely home by your loving hand.
We hold the people of Kildare and Leighlin in our prayer.
Bless our Bishop Denis, priests, religious and laity.
May our parishes be places where we discover and share the love of Christ,
may our families be Christian homes of love,
generosity and forgiveness,
may our young people seek your truth,
may all who are poor or weak or wounded by life’s hurts
know your justice, healing and light.
Sin é ár nguí tré Críost ár dTiarna. Amen.
St Brigid of Kildare, pray for us.
St Conleth of Old Connell, pray for us.
St Lazerian of Leighlin, pray for us.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Pray for us.