Prayer Offered for April 11, 2024

Just when you seem to yourself

nothing but a flimsy web

of questions, you are given the questions of others to hold

in the emptiness of your hands,

songbird eggs that can still hatch

if you keep them warm,

butterflies opening and closing themselves

in your cupped palms, trusting you not to injure

their fur, their dust.

You are given the questions of others

as if they were answers

to all you ask. Yes, perhaps

this gift is your answer.

(“A Gift” by Denise Levertov)

God of love and mercy, thank You for gifting us with the freedom to wrestle with the questions of our day. As we discern how best to meet the deepest needs of all Your people, may we do so from a stance of humility and a willingness to engage the creativity of all for the common good. We ask this in Your name.—AMEN.

Senator Limón, written by Sr. Michelle Gorman, RSM
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