Your Word of Life, O God,
reached these lands five centuries ago,
and calls us still to proclaim the saving message of Christ.
We pray today for a dawn of a new evangelization in these lands.
Send us out to draw others to You,
into Your peace,
into the Church,
into lives dedicated to the Gospel.
As people of many cultures and races,
may our voices speak together of hope and welcome to all.
May our hands lift high the torch of new life and solidarity.
May our hearts years for justice and truth.
Renew in us the courage and strength
to reach out to the neediest in our midst.
United in faith and prayer, with Mary,
Virgin Mother of the Americas,
keep us ever steadfast in Your love
as we strive for Your vision of a world renewed.
We ask this through Christ, Our Lord.