Archive for the 'Prayers' Category

June 7, 2015

a prayer for the poor & forgotten

O GOD, Almighty and merciful, who heals those that are broken in heart, and turns the sadness of the sorrowful to joy; Let your fatherly goodness be upon all that you have made. Remember in pity those who are this day destitute, homeless, or forgotten by their fellow men. Bless the congregation of your poor. […]

May 31, 2015

a prayer for peace and good will

Holy God, you have made of one blood all nations that dwell upon earth.  Look with mercy upon us, and drive away our evil passions of fear and hatred.  Grant that united in good will we may live together in charity and joy, each in the praise of great achievements, in rivalry of good and […]

May 17, 2015

a prayer for compassion

A Prayer for Compassion Lord God, We confess: our lifestyles are too busy, our focus self-centered, and our world is consumed with fear, greed, and pride. Sometimes, Lord, we react to the pains of others with a flippant “who cares?” Yet, in our more receptive times, when Your Voice calls to our innermost beings, We […]

May 10, 2015

a prayer for hungry mothers

Gracious God and glorious Creator, as we celebrate Mother’s Day and give thanks for the love and care provided by our mothers, we recognize that your love and your care sustains all of us, and even this planet we call home. We give you thanks for your presence in our lives and we thank you […]

May 3, 2015

a prayer for a world without poverty

I Dare to Pray For A World without Poverty I dare to pray: Lord, let the world be changed, For I long to see the end of poverty; I dare to pray: Lord, let the rules be changed, For I long to see our economic structures bring justice to the poor; I dare to pray: […]

April 26, 2015

a prayer for the hungry hungry

A Prayer for the Hungry O God, we pray now for the hungry— not the spiritually hungry not the emotionally hungry not the psychologically hungry (though they surely need our prayers)— we pray now simply for the hungry hungry. We know in the realm that Jesus showed us no one goes hungry, no one lacks […]

April 19, 2015

A prayer for a world divided

  A Prayer of Hope Let us pray: We pray today for God’s world. We pray that it might discover its human face. We pray for a world divided. Divided unequally between the prosperous and the desperate. Between those born into privilege and power and those born into poverty and pain. Divided unequally between the […]

April 12, 2015

a prayer to make poverty history

a prayer to make poverty history By: Cardinal O’Brien Lord of Life, Open our eyes to make us: Aware of the poverty suffered by others; Aware of the immorality of allowing that suffering to take place; Aware of our rights as citizens to be heard; Aware of the men, women and children dying as we […]