To the Holy Spirit, Creator and Lord of the Church who guides her through time and
gently urges her ever onward, we address this supplication:
R. Come, You who ever makes all things new!
Come, Holy Spirit, soul of the Church: gather into unity and make fruitful the toil, the hope, and the desire of each one involved in the Synod Assembly, we invoke you:
Come, gentle Breath of God, who in Jesus revives the dwindling flame, and restore vigor to the bruised reed, we call upon you:
Come, Creator Spirit, who restores parched bones, gathers the lost, and brings into dialogue languages that do not recognize each other, we beseech you:
Come, burning fire of God, who purifies every vain thought, burning and transforming every sadness into the joy of new birth, we implore you:
Come, Beauty of the lowly and the poor, build up the beautiful bride of the Lamb through the tears of those who love peace and hunger for justice, we invoke you:
Come, God’s Forgiveness, and convert us to your breath that reconciles us for a new fellowship, we call upon you:
Come, unapproachable Wisdom, and fill us with your synodal gifts, we beseech you:
Come, unfailing Hope of the Church, and stir up dreams and desires according to the heart of God which, to the human eye, seems impossible, we implore you:
Suggested prayers of intercession in the lead up to the Synod Assembly of Bishops (October 2023)
These proposed intercessory prayers can be used on a weekday either as a Universal Prayer during the Eucharistic Celebration or as intercessions at Vespers.