Prayer for the Synod of Bishops – Please Join Us in Prayer as the Church Prepares for the Next Synod of Bishops in October 2023

Prayer for the Synod of Bishops:

Pope Francis has invited the whole Church to be involved in the preparation for the next Synod of Bishops which will be in October 2023 and will look at the whole subject of synods. A synod – ‘a walking together’ is a way of discerning the way forward together.


Prayer in preparation for the Synod 2021-2023:

We stand before You, Holy Spirit,
as we gather together in Your name.

With You alone to guide us,
make Yourself at home in our hearts;

Teach us the way we must go
and how we are to pursue it.

We are weak and sinful;
do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path

nor partiality influence our actions.

Let us find in You our unity
so that we may journey together to eternal life

and not stray from the way of truth
and what is right.

All this we ask of You,
who are at work in every place and time,
in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever. Amen.