We follow You in faith, O Son of God, on the traces of truth. Through Your humanity, You have saved all humanity. O Guide of the Universe, lead us to the fullness of all Your gifts, so that we empowered by Your strength and courage, may go confidently on from virtue to virtue, reflecting your compassionate love and presence. (A paraphrase of a prayer of Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179))
Lord Our Savior, we follow You as do Father Shaw and Mother Julie Mudge. We pray that you lead the Mudges into the fullness of all your gifts, so that empowered by your Holy Spirit and your strength and courage, they may confidently discern the site of their next mission in East Africa. May they always reflect your compassionate love and presence. Amen.