"The closer you are to the altar, the more you will remember to speak with Jesus in daily prayer; the more you will be nourished by the word and the body of the Lord, the better able you will be to go out to others, bringing them the gift that you have received, giving in turn with enthusiasm the joy you have received..."

                                                 Pope Francis Address to Altar Servers,
                                                 August 24, 2015




Father in heaven,
Your Son, Jesus Christ,
showed his love for you
by serving his needy brothers and sisters.
I now ask you to give me your help
as I serve you and your people.

Open my mouth to praise you in word and song.
Open my ears to hear your Word.
Open my hands to do your work well

Take from our heart all evil and distracting thoughts.
Help me know what I should do and do it well.

Help me to serve reverently at your holy altar,
And so give you praise and glory, now and forever.


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