Lord Jesus, who in the Eucharist make your dwelling among us
and become our travelling companion,
sustain Our Christian communities
so that they may be ever more open to listening
and accepting your Word.
May they draw from the Euchrist
a renewed commitment to spreading in society,
by the proclamation of your Gospel,
the signs and deeds of an attentive and active charity
Lord Jesus, in your Eucharist
make Christian spouses the "signs" of your nuptial love among us:
make families communities of people who,
living in dialogue with God and each other,
do not fear life
and become responsible for sowing the seeds
of priestly, religious and missionary vocations.
Lord Jesus, from your alter
illuminate this city with light and grace,
so that it may reject the seduction of a materialistic conception of life,
and defeat the selfishness that threatens it,
the injustices that upset it,
and the divisions with which it is affliicted.
Lord Jesus: give us your joy, give us your peace.
Stay with us, Lord!
You alone have the words of eternal life !
[Taken from a Homily Pope John Paul II gave in Cremona,Italy, June 21,1992; Printed in L'Osservatore Romano July 15, 1992]