Hope Appeal Prayer

O Loving God, You who call us to be light for the world-fill the hearts of our diocesan family with your light and love.

Seeking to be lanterns beacons of the gospel way and a light to those in the darkness, help us to be people of accomplishment.

O God, be a lamp unto our feet, and a light to our path- so that through the 2022 Hope Appeal we may respond to your commission: “You are the light of the world.”

Through each member of our diocese, may your light shine ever brighter in all the cities, towns, and villages of the Diocese of Syracuse. May we be the spark that ignites the light in others. May we not hide ourselves away, but in giving of self lead others closer to you.

This we ask in the name of Jesus.

-Most Reverend Douglas J. Lucia