Your Son ascended in great triumph
to sit at your right hand.
You sent your Spirit
to watch over us, guide us
and teach us to be better stewards
of your abundant gifts.
May this Spirit of wisdom
make us better stewards of our
May your Spirit increase our awareness
of the dignity of every human life,
and show us the way to be better
stewards of our neighbor.
And through your Spirit,
may we be inspired every day
to live in accordance with the Gospel,
and to give witness to our risen Lord.
We ask this through Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit,
God forever and ever.