Offered by Rev. Msgr. William J. English
Pastor, Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Potomac, Maryland
Almighty God, we acknowledge your greatness and your presence with us now. We rejoice that you love every human person that lives on the earth totally and unconditionally and that you use us to express your love. It is not us who care for your people but you working through us.
We know that you are wherever we are just waiting for us to be aware of you and to respond to your promptings to carry out your will.
Lord, help us to put aside our personal desires and place our trust in you. We desire Lord to do today only what you want us to do. We hand over control to you. We know that we have enough time and energy to do at this moment whatever you want us to do. We ask for your help and wisdom. Deepen within us a hunger for your presence and will.
Thank you for the gift that Hôspital Sacré Coeur is for the people of Haiti. Bless the doctors, nurses and other volunteers who heal and bring peace to so many sick persons. Continue to use CRUDEM to carry out your work and to show your love for your people. May it continue to bear fruit and do your will. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and with the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen