Archive for the 'Prayers' Category

July 5, 2014

humble hearts of service

Glorious Lord, You are wondrous to see and know. Your glory outshines the purest gold or the clearest diamond. Take away our pride in possessions, Father, and give us humble hearts of service and compassion. Help us not place our hope in the uncertainty of money, but in you, who graciously gives us everything we […]

June 27, 2014

make us aware

Lord, Make us aware of how much we, at times, benefit from the oppression of others. We seek our bargains at department stores without ever asking if those bargains were made possible by children laboring for a pittance in some dingy sweat shop, or by some women working for starvation wages in a Third World […]

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 […]