Our Father, in the name of Your beloved son, who came amongst us to teach and to redeem us,
I ask You for "new beginnings" this Advent
for all our members, our families, and our visitors to CAF.
I ask You to flood Your healing on everything that needs healing in our pasts that still casts shadows on present development and happiness.
I ask You to help each of us to draw out our talents and true beauty and goodness.
I want to ask You to help us rise up and become wholesomely and fully, the exquisitely the wonderful, vibrant, unique beautiful persons whom each is created to be.
I ask You to help us all be radiant witnesses of Your Son's teachings of love and goodness to everyone in our lives, in our sorrows, our joys, and our 'ordinary' lives.
Please help us to become the persons whom You created us to be.
Eternal Father, we have our limitations and our scars and barriers, but please grant that CAF is a source of grace and hope and blessed new beginnings for all who share and who visit here, and our loved ones.
Thank You, Father, thank You Jesus, and thank You, divine Spirit of their Love!