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Year of Faith: Abundant Life

During the Year of Faith, Catholics around the world seek renewal by proclaiming the Gospel and celebrating God's love.

Our God in heaven, we raise our hands to you in thanksgiving for all the gifts you have given us, and we ask for your blessings as we begin this Year of Faith.

Guide us as we offer you a year in which we persevere on our journey of faith renewal.

Apart from you, we can do nothing. We ask that you send your Holy Spirit to infuse us with life-giving faith. Set us on a path to a personal encounter with Jesus Christ that will lead to eager and joyous dependency on you—to utter faith in you. We pray that the Year of Faith is not months cut out of time, but a beginning—a rededication to a lifelong journey of more closely and earnestly seeking and doing your will.

Inspire us to pray without ceasing. Embolden us to proclaim your Gospel in words and especially through our actions on behalf of those who suffer. Equip us to carry your Word on our hearts. Clothe us with generosity and love for your poor, our favored brothers and sisters. Infuse us with joy so that we may celebrate your love for us and for all of creation.

O, Great God, your least Word can ignite in us new life, a life fully lived and gratefully savored.

In gratitude we pray. Amen.

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