St. Mary’s Parish Family Prayer

We believe in God who creates the universe
and gives us life.
We believe in a God of love
and therefore, we believe in the power of love.

We believe in Jesus Christ, who showed
by his life, death, and resurrection,
God’s love for us and each individual person.
We believe in Jesus who walked His journey with the poor.
We believe in Jesus who listened to the poor.
We believe in Jesus who, during his journey,
walked and talked with Samaritans, with children, with women,
with the powerless so that they might have life
and live it to the full.

We believe that each human being is called to greatness in Christ.
We believe that we are called to build up this new kingdom of Christ –
this kingdom of equality and love, of justice and mercy.
We believe that together as members of Christ’s body,
we can form community.

We believe in the Spirit, the Spirit who recreates us every day.
We believe in the Spirit who binds us together with all who are suffering
and with all who are yearning to hear the liberating message of Christ.
We believe in the Spirit who frees us from racism, from sexism,
from the powerful whose actions speak against the kingdom.
We believe in the Spirit who indeed binds all of us together
as brothers and sisters.

God gives life, God renews life, God is life.
We celebrate and proclaim the life within us.
We commit ourselves to share this life with others.

Amen.

Gloria

Glory to God, glory to God, glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to people of good will.

We praise you, we bless you,
we adore you, we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord God, heavenly King,
O God, almighty Father.

Refrain

Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God
Son of the Father,
you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us;
you take away the sins of the world,
receive our prayer;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father,
have mercy on us.

Refrain

For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord
you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.

Glory to God, glory to God, glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to people of good will.
Amen, amen, amen.