Almighty, ever-living Father, You are the Eternal Shepherd who never leaves his flock untended. We thank you immensely for the bond of love and friendship which has existed between the Archdiocese of Bamenda and the Diocese of Portsmouth now for forty years. We are deeply grateful to you for the spiritual benefits this union has yielded, through which many have come to experience inner conversion and the unfathomable warmth of your love.
As we celebrate forty years of this bond through the proclamation of your Word and the guidance of your Holy Spirit, may we receive the grace to grow continuously in partnership and understanding.
Bless those who have made selfless sacrifices to sustain us, especially the priests who have served in our dioceses. May their work be rewarded in the abundance of your grace.
May Mary our Mother, Queen of Apostles and Star of the New Evangelisation, St Joseph and St Edmund our Patrons, intercede for us. We make our prayer through Christ our Lord.