Loving God, through Your apostle James,
we seek Your guidance and constant protection for our parish community.
Gathered together as Your people, we come as we are,
to live out the Gospel message, in a faith-filled, welcoming and caring community.
Grant us Your help in our weakness,
that we may proclaim to all,
Your abundant goodness.
We praise and thank You for your gifts,
given freely to us.
May we never lose faith in You
and always strive to learn,
in a spirit of strength and gentleness.
On our pilgrimage,
may we be an example of Your love,
to those we meet.
Loving God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
we ask that You always watch over us
in all we do.