Dear Heavenly Father, your children are calling. May you, who are kindness, mercy and love, hear our humble prayer.
As our parish of St. Richard, celebrates 50 years of service to your church and your people, faithfulness to your kingdom and love of your holy name, may we continue to spread your word and ignite all we meet with the courage, confidence and enthusiasm to announce and witness your gospel.
We are most thankful, for you have given us life as a parish family during these past 50 years. You have also given us this beautiful world in which we live and most especially you gave us the gift of your Son.
We come to you because we are not perfect but with your grace we strive to accomplish what we are gifted by you to do. With your help may we protect your world from evil and preserve our parish for generations to come.
We ask this through Christ your Son. Amen.