The Awaken Prayer

Ancient eternal One,

Awaken in us a deeper desire to bring hope.

As we learn, may we look beyond what we see.

To a deeper reality.

To find you living in the poor, the outcast and in the earth.

Turn our hearts and minds to follow your son Jesus.

To journey beyond the comfort zones of our lives.

As we awaken like Mary’s “yes” to the angel Gabrielle.

Let us be the instruments of goodness.

To be brothers and sisters to each other.

So as to transform the places that seem dark.

Lead us to care for a world and future not our own.

May our community bring the light that sings

the glory of God’s creation.


In 2019 we focused on the theme of Awaken.

During the year we developed a sense of prayer. Each day a live Examen was conducted prior to lunch time. The examin prayer ended with the Awaken prayer. This prayer called the community to Awaken to the presence of God hidden in their lives.

The community was challenged to awaken to the needs of the poor. Through the bi-weekly Streets Retreats conducted, Kiribati Immersion, nursing home visits, and a special emphasis on Project Compassion, St Vincent Christmas hamper appeal saw an abundance of generosity and ended 2019 with a Festival which raised much needed money for the Australian Bush Fire Appeal.

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25 January 2021

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