Dec 14, 2015

Prayer for Mercy

O God, all powerful and merciful Father,
you grant your Church a time of grace, penance and 
that she might have the joy to internally renew herself
by the work of the Holy Spirit
and to journey ever more faithfully in your ways
in announcing to the world the Gospel of salvation.
Open once more the door of your mercy
and welcome us one day into your dwelling in heaven,
where Jesus, your Son, has gone before us
and lives and reigns forever and ever.

(Pope Francis at the Opening of the Holy Door,
St. John Lateran Basilica, Rome
December 13, 2015)