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Inspired by the spirit of Edmund so alive today,
We as Brothers, friends and colleagues
Dedicate ourselves to work together in our continuing mission
To tell the story of Edmund, to share his vision
And to nurture the response in those who are moved by his example.
Spirit of God, grant us the LOVE which filled the heart of Blessed Edmund, inspiring him to give all for you.
Spirit of God, grant us the JOY of Blessed Edmund who found his happiness in seeing and serving you in the poor.
Spirit of God, grant us the PEACE of Blessed Edmund who trusted in you and your providence through countless difficulties.
Spirit of God, grant us the PATIENCE of Blessed Edmund who held to being a man of faith even when misunderstood and opposed.
Spirit of God, grant us the KINDNESS of Blessed Edmund who always had time for the smallest and weakest.
Spirit of God, grant us the GOODNESS of Blessed Edmund whose broad vision saw ways all around him to spread the goodness of the Kingdom.
Spirit of God, grant us the GENTLENESS of Blessed Edmund who brought the gentleness of Christ to all his relationships.
Spirit of God, grant us the FAITHFULNESS of Blessed Edmund who did not give in to discouragement.
Spirit of God, grant us the SELF CONTROL of Blessed Edmund who prayed constantly that your will be done in him.
Lord, to live in your Spirit is not to be complete but to be open, not to be perfect but to be growing, not to have arrived but to be firmly on the way.
Help us to continue on the path of Jesus in the way of Blessed Edmund and to be faithful to the gift and spirit he has left us. Through Christ Our Lord, Amen.
[Based on Galatians 5]
The Edmund Rice Prayer
Creator God, we thank you for the life of Edmund Rice.
He opened his heart to you present in those oppressed by poverty and injustice.
May we follow his example of faith and generosity.
Grant us the courage and compassion of Edmund
As we seek to live lives of love and service.