Gracious and Loving God,
Help these young men and women to be a light for all the world to see,
Let their light shine for all peoples:
Coming into the room where the disciples were gathered after the resurrection,
Make these men and women bearers of Christ's peace.
Teach them the meaning of what was said on the mountain:
Send them, Father, as you sent your son:
We ask this of you, in Christ's name. Amen.
Adapted from the Papal Homily for WYD 1995, Manila