Saturday, 24 March 2007

Prayer of Pope John XXIII for society

O Jesus, come back into our society, our family life, our souls, and reign there as our peaceful sovereign.

Enlighten with the splendour of faith and the charity of your tender heart the souls of those who work for the good of the people, for your poor.

Impart in them your own spirit, a spirit of discipline, order and gentleness, preserving the flame of enthusiasm ever alight in their hearts.

May that day come very soon, when we shall see you restored to the centre of civic life, borne on the shoulders of your joyful people.

Amen.

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