Prayer Offered for January 17, 2023

Gracious and merciful God, we pray this day that You will reveal Your presence through our lives.

In our efforts to be good stewards of our Earth, reveal Your creative energy in us.

As we commit ourselves to understanding the needs of our communities, reveal Your fidelity in us.

As we respond to those who suffer from the effects of poverty, illness, and lack of education, reveal Your mercy in us.

When we welcome strangers and those displaced by wars, famines, and floods, reveal Your hospitality in us.

Gracious God, may we discover Your face in all those we encounter today and may Your love be expressed through our work. We ask this in Your name.—AMEN.

(Adapted from Morning and Evening Prayer of the Sisters of Mercy)

Sr. Michelle Gorman, RSM
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