As we are called to embrace this synodal path of the Synod 2021-2023, the following prayer invites the Holy Spirit to operate within us so that we may be a community and a people of grace. It is a simplified version of the Adsumus Sancte Spiritus, which was used at every session of the Second Vatican Council.

We stand before You, Holy Spirit,
as we gather together in Your name.
With You alone to guide us,
make Yourself at home in our hearts;
Teach us the way we must go
and how we are to pursue it.
We are weak and sinful;
do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path
nor partiality influence our actions.
Let us find in You our unity
so that we may journey together to eternal life
and not stray from the way of truth
and what is right.
All this we ask of You,
who are at work in every place and time,
in the communion of the Father and the Son,
forever and ever.