Archive for the 'Prayers' Category

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 […]

April 5, 2015

a prayer for resurrection power

O God, this glorious Easter morning the resurrection promises us the inheritance of new life in Jesus Christ. May we live in resurrection power as your abiding grace moves us to ensure that the full abundance of your creation is used to conquer  hunger and poverty in our world as surely as you have conquered sin, death […]

March 29, 2015

a simple prayer for the poor

Make us worthy, Lord, to serve those people throughout the world who live and die in poverty and hunger. Give them through our hands, this day, their daily bread, and by our understanding love, give them peace and Joy. Amen  a simple prayer of Mother Teresa for the poor and hungry Bookmark on Delicious Digg […]