Prayer for the 18th General Chapter

Oh, Holy Triune God,
Father, Son and Spirit,
we thank you for the gift of the Society of the Divine Word
and our religious missionary vocation.
We praise you for the Sacred Heart of your Son Jesus
the font of mercy and grace.

As we, the Divine Word Missionaries,
prepare ourselves for the Eighteenth General Chapter,
enkindle in our hearts the flame of your love.
Help us renew our commitment
to always be rooted in your Word
as the source and foundation of our life, vocation, and mission.

May your boundless love impel us
to become transforming missionary disciples
proclaiming your Reign of peace and reconciliation
in each place, among every people and for all cultures.
In everything we do,
together with our mission partners,
may we do it with genuine love just as you have loved us.

Mary, Mother of the Divine Word, intercede for us,
that we may follow in your steps,
and deepen our commitment to your Son.
Through the intercession of Saints Arnold and Joseph,
blessed Maria Helena and Josepha,
and all our martyrs,
we pray that the Heart of Jesus
may live in our hearts and in the hearts of all people!

Amen.