Archive for the 'Prayers' Category

March 2, 2010

A prayer for Haiti

In the midst of the ongoing suffering in Haiti, the cries of the victims can still be heard. For all of us that love Haiti, and for all of us touched by the plight of our Haitian family this prayer for Haiti by Rose Marie Berger is both moving and timely. Most Holy Creator God, […]

January 11, 2010

move us in compassion

A prayer by Craham Kerr taken from for they shall be fed, edited by Ronald J. Sider          Thank you for the faith to believe that you continually make adequate provision for those left out of the normal distribution of goods and services related to food. We bring these broken, weeping, and often lost peoples […]

December 28, 2009

becoming the miracles we seek

As we rapidly approach yet another new year, I remember a delightfully appropriate quote from Phillips Brooks (1835–1893). Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your own work shall be no […]

July 14, 2009

give us the courage…

Dear God,       As your children we pray that we would have your heart for the poor, the oppressed, and the orphans.      Lord, there are many who oppress, who impose the yoke of injustice, and who turn from your ways. Please give us the courage to reprove the ruthless, as your prophets have done throughout […]

June 29, 2009

courage to go

The following short prayer is from well-known Christian minister and author, Max Lucado. Although brief, the prayer is powerfully focused and gets to the heart of the Gospel. It is reprinted here from for they shall be fed, edited by Ronald J. Sider. Holy Father,         Grant us eyes to see, a heart to feel, tears to […]

June 18, 2009

help us do more

Lord of the Harvest,               You are the One who causes our work to be blessed with profit. You send the gentle rain. You control the storms. You protect us from destruction. In retur, Father, we want to share our blessings with the poor, the lonely, the hungry, the hopeless. You have commanded that we […]

February 6, 2009

make us joyful agents

O Most Loving Father,            As you are relentless in reminding us of those whose lives are marred and diminished by poverty, neglect, injustice, and oppression, so make us relentless in our pursuit of the compassion of Jesus. Forgive us our dereliction and neglect of the many opportunities you give us to minister to your Son […]

December 5, 2008

tuning in the right frequency

Once again we have entered into the holy and hectic season of Advent. As the days become ever busier, and our wallets, purses and nerves become ever more¬†more frayed, we might need a gentle reminder to tune into what is truly important. This little prayer of M. Norvel Young¬†might help. (The prayer is in For […]