Prayer Offered for February 26, 2024

Today we bring ourselves into Your presence again—

God of Martin and Rosa, of Fannie Lou and Harriet;

God of Malcolm X, Bayard Rustin, and Lorraine Hansberry,

of James Baldwin, Cornel West, and Michelle Alexander;

God of Anne Bradstreet and Isabel Wilkerson—

and of all who have believed in a future full of hope:

We do not ask to see the road ahead.

We do not ask for power or brilliance.

Give us passion.

Give us gratitude for our companions on the journey.

Open our hearts to the blessing of our oneness,

that we may work for justice and healing,

not because we ought to,

but because we know it is right and good for all of us.

God of all who have suffered, all who have struggled, all who have yearned for love: we are millions, and we are one.

Give us this day, that we may give back to You, radiant with hope.—AMEN.

 (From “King Day prayer” by Steve Garnaas-Holmes)

Sr. Michelle Gorman, RSM
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