GENERAL CHAPTER PRAYER
O God, Most Holy Trinity,
through your grace
the Church gave birth
to the Order of Carmel
so we might live in fraternity and prayer, and,
in the example of Mary and Elijah,
be a prophetic presence in our world.
We ask that you send the Holy Spirit
upon the Order as we prepare to celebrate
a new General Chapter.
We pray that this be a grace filled event
for the whole Carmelite Family.
May our gathering renew in each of us
the openness to follow Jesus Christ with love and fidelity,
living the spirit of the Carmelite charism.
We ask you, Most Holy Trinity,
to send your blessing upon us all
through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother and Patroness of Carmel!