Opening Council Prayer
Christ Jesus — the Way, the Truth and the Life —
Teach us to live the charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism required of us as Knights of Columbus.
During this meeting, guide us in our discussions so that we may thoroughly understand the matters in hand, judge them with knowledge and wisdom, and decide upon solutions that will truly give glory to our Father in heaven.
Through baptism, you invite me to share the gift of my life in service to others.
Be with me as I choose each day to show Your presence in Your Call.
I pray especially for those who serve you as priests, brothers,
sisters, deacons and lay ministers. Keep them close to you.
Open the minds and hearts of many other men and women
that they may accept Your challenge to build the Kingdom.
Closing Council Prayer
You commanded us to love our neighbour as ourselves.
Strengthen us now, as we leave this meeting.
Help us to live our lives as an expression of our love for you and our brothers and sisters.
Give us the courage and generosity to act with perseverance.
Bless our actions so that our influence is felt within and beyond this Council.
Make renewal within the Church and the work of the Knights of Columbus
instruments of your love for all mankind.