Blessed are you merciful Father,
and Lord of the universe;
to redeem us,
your Son Jesus Christ
lived, died and rose
from the dead in the Holy Land,
small portion of the Asian continent.
this Congress of Asian Catholic Laity;
on us the gifts of your Holy Spirit,
renew in us the wonders of Pentecost
that we may bear witness to the people
of the incomparable beauty
of being a Christian,
and that we
may proclaim Jesus Christ,
savior of the world.
who are persecuted
for the cause
of the Gospel;
comfort those who
are afflicted by poverty;
Face to shine on our people.
this through the intercession of Mary,
of Martyrs and Confessors,
bright star of Evangelization. Amen.
Pontifical Council for the Laity