May 31, 2020

Opening Prayer

God of majesty and might, 

blow through this place 

like a mighty wind. 

Inspire us with your presence. 

Cover us with your love, 

that we might be your people, 

serving others with care and compassion. 

In Christ’s name, we pray.


Let us worship God!

Closing Prayer

God of Heaven and Earth,
you created the one human family
and endowed each person with great dignity.

Aid us, we pray, in overcoming the sin of racism.
Grant us your grace in eliminating this blight
from our hearts, our communities,
our social and civil institutions.

Fill our hearts with love for you and our neighbor
so that we may work with you
in healing our land from racial injustice.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever .– Amen

Opening prayer ~ Adapted from The Abingdon Worship Annual 2009, ©2008 Abingdon Press. 

Closing Prayer Copyright ©2018, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. All rights reserved.  This text may be reproduced in whole or in part without alteration for nonprofit educational use, provided such reprints are not sold and include this notice.

The website Be The Bridge provides resources for racial healing and reconciliation and can be found at


Supporting God’s Work through Central

We encourage you to continue your faithful support of Central’s ministry in these days. Offerings can be mailed to Central’s office (501 S. 4th St Springfield, IL 62701) or you can make an online offering here:


A link to the daily devotional series the First Fifteen can be found here:

Instructions guiding you through an Examen prayer can be found here:

A good app for an Examen prayer for your phone or tablet can be found here:—