Bless today in special ways
all the children, adults and families
who see the world through the window of autism.
May Your Spirit burn bright in them
and all who celebrate and honor
the richness of our diversity
during this Autism Awareness month of April.
Grant us, O Lord,
to see your image reflected
in all of our differences,
and to recognize the unique gifts
we each have to offer.
May the doors of ministry in our Church
Continue to open wide in welcome to all of God's family.
We ask this in Jesus' holy name. Amen.
Distributed by The National Catholic Partnership on Disability