‘Who can this be?’, ask the disciples in the Gospel we heard on Sunday, ‘Even the wind and sea obey him?
At Mass the baptised pray in and with this ‘him’, Jesus, Son of God. And we pray with him to the Father in the Spirit.
Grant, O Lord,
that we may always revere and love your holy name,
for you never deprive of your guidance
those you set firm on the foundation of your love.
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.
And all this happens because God is love and saved by that love we are called to a fresh and deeper communion with God.
Jesus, Son of the Living God, have mercy on us, sinners.
Photo of image of symbol of the Holy Name, IHS, Jesus. All Saints, Pastoral Centre, London Colney. (c) 2007, Allen Morris