Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing.
Know that the Lord is God. It is he that made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
You called your earliest followers to proclaim the Good News,
and the Church grew in faith and numbers.
Lead us now, dear Lord, to also proclaim with joy
that we have been missioned through our Baptism.We have been chosen by you, called to change our lives
to follow your example more closely.
We ask for the desire to embrace you more completely
and to find the deep peace that comes
with leaving the ways of our world and
walking as children of your light.