look with favour upon us,
as we draw our strength
from the Special Assembly
of the Synod of Bishops for Oceania
to welcome the new millennium
in Jesus Christ.
He is our Word become flesh
who invites us to walk his way, to tell
his truth and to live his life.
We, the peoples of Oceania,
diverse in our ways,
and scattered over a large area,
pledge to proclaim his love
to the world, to search for those
gone astray and to lead them to you.
Mary, Queen of Peace,
intercede for us your children,
as we make this prayer in Jesus' name.