Disciples: called, formed, sent

God of love and wisdom,
lead us and sustain us on our journey of faith.
Help us to grow as disciples and become more like Christ.
 
May we be prayerful, as Jesus was,
conscious of your presence,
always seeking to turn to you for strength and guidance.
 
May we be open, as Jesus was,
attentive to your call,
following you faithfully on the path to newness of life.
 
May we be joyful, as Jesus was,
mindful of your many blessings,
proclaiming your goodness to everyone.
 
May we be compassionate, as Jesus was,
reaching out to those around us,
showing God’s love to one another.
 
You have called us to be your people.
Be with us today and every day. Amen.
 
(credit: A Retreat for the St. Clare Center Saturday Institute)