God of all creation,
who led the chosen people into the promised land,
lead the homeless to a place of refreshment and rest.
Lord Jesus Christ,
who descended into hell, and rose again,
raise up all who are fallen, broken or alone.
Spirit of life,
inspire our hearts and give us the strength
to come to help of our brothers and sisters in need.
Our Lady of Bon Secours, patroness of New Orleans, pray for us.
Saint Joseph the Worker, patron of Biloxi, pray for us.
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