Saturday of the Fifth Week of Easter
You called your earliest followers to proclaim the Good News,
and the Church grew in faith and numbers.
Lead us now, dear Lord, to also proclaim with joy
that we have been missioned through our Baptism.
We have been chosen by you, called to change our lives
to follow your example more closely.
We ask for the desire to embrace you more completely
and to find the deep peace that comes
with leaving the ways of our world and
walking as children of your light.
May the Lord bless us,
protect us from all evil
and bring us to everlasting life.