Prayer for Pastoral Planning
Grant, we pray, almighty God, that we the people of the Diocese of Sioux City prayerfully look to the future. During this time of pastoral planning, we implore the Holy Spirit to pour out upon us the gifts of wisdom, understanding, courage and hope.
May we exercise the virtue of prudence by opening our hearts and minds to be good stewards of the legacy of faith inherited from those who built the Church in northwest Iowa;
May we exercise the virtue of justice by opening our hearts and minds to assure that the voices of persons from all generations, all vocations and all areas of the diocese are welcomed and respected;
May we exercise the virtue of fortitude by opening our hearts and minds to understand and acknowledge the spiritual and practical realities of our day and prepare for the days to come;
May we exercise the virtue of temperance by opening our hearts and minds to accept the changes in diocesan, parish and personal life that the Holy Spirit, through this planning process, is guiding us to make.
Under the protection of Our Lady of Guadalupe, our patroness and Saint Joseph, our patron, may we discern and implement what is best for the diocesan Church and all the faithful of the Diocese of Sioux City.
Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Thank you for your continued prayers as we move forward with this planning process. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Fr. Brent Lingle at 712-233-7551 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.