We ask that you shelter all Christian communities throughout the world,
that you light the way for all those seeking Jesus Christ, and
that you especially guide and protect all those afflicted with addiction, alcoholism, and
other compulsive behaviours, who are seeking recovery today.
For all those in recovery who are lost, tired, feeling hopeless and defeated, we ask
that you strengthen them according to their prayers and petitions.
Help us to look not to our fears, but to our hopes and our dreams;
to think not about our frustrations, but about our unfulfilled potential;
to concern ourselves not with what we have tried and failed in,
but with what it is still possible for us to do.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.