Join as a Community in Prayer for the Synod!
Synod Prayer Journal
Dear Friend in Christ,
Thank you for joining with us in prayer during this monumental time for our Archdiocese. We are so grateful for you! During the next two years we will worship and pray together, listen to God together and converse with one another. Our hope for this time is to discern what God desires for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. But we also hope that this discernment process will personally draw us more deeply into the love of the Lord and help us to grow in love for one another. To do this we begin with prayer.
This prayer journal is a guide for our journey. It is designed to lead us in discernment for our local Church while also providing an opportunity for each individual to learn and grow. It also will connect us to the greater Catholic Church as the Scripture passages will be largely taken from the daily Mass readings for the liturgical calendar.
As we begin, we turn to Saint Paul, who so beautifully expresses gratitude and prayer for you and for our local Church:
Therefore, I too, hearing of your faith in the Lord Jesus and of your love for all the holy ones, do not cease in giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation resulting in knowledge of him. May the eyes of your hearts be enlightened, that you may know what is the hope that belongs to his call, what are the riches of glory in his inheritance among the holy ones, and what is the surpassing greatness of his power for us who believe, in accord with the exercise of his great might… (Ephesians 1:15-19)
May God bless you and our Archdiocese,
The Team for the 2021 Synod
Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis