A CLOSING PRAYER FOR YEAR OF FAITH
(Based on Porta Fidei by Pope Benedict XIV)
We thank you for the blessing of this Year of Faith.
It has been a time to rediscover the journey of faith and to experience
with renewed vigor the joy and enthusiasm of the encounter with Christ.
May I constantly live out this Year’s summons to an authentic and renewed conversion to the Lord.
May I always remember that faith means choosing to stand with
the Lord so as to live with Him.
Through the grace of faith, our thoughts and affections, our mentality
and conduct are slowly purified and transformed.
Faith commits every one of us to become a living sign of the presence
of the risen Lord in the world.
May I continuously profess the faith in fullness and with
fervent conviction, certainty and hope.
Make me capable of opening the hearts and minds of many
to the desire for God and for true life without end.
May I remain united in faith with the Mother of God who was
proclaimed blessed because she believed.
I ask this with great confidence and a heart filled with gratitude united with Jesus Christ the King of the universe and our Lord, now and forever.
Fr. Peter John Cameron, O.P.