|From the Cathedral of Notre Dame|
O God, we are travelers upon this earth which you have made. Help us treasure it and protect it in service to You.
Bring us to the gates of wisdom, and bid us enter into them, though the world counts it folly. Make us true disciples of your Son our Savior, and willing workers in the fields of justice. Let us drink deeply of your Holy Spirit, and be one people in love, animated by faith in your goodness and call to service.
Let us be light in the world and leaven for the hearts of those who are in distress. Almighty One, hear our prayers and supplications for those whose hope is in You and your loving care.