Prayer Offered for January 5, 2023

Loving God of Mystery, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said we are all called to be pioneers—

Pioneers who stand on the edge of great beginnings, of unseen futures—

Pioneers filled with the unwarranted confidence that visions give—

Pioneers whose eyes and ears are elsewhere, who hear an echo of possibilities as music poised to enter the universe.

The movement forward, he says, will not happen by itself.

The steps that must be taken can be summarized in five words: A great hope in common.

The future is in our hands.

So Loving God, Holy Mystery, we thank You for the energy within us that drives us toward creativity and wholeness. May our hearts be ever more hopeful as we work to create that beloved community where all can enjoy the thrill of forging life and love on our precious Earth.

And Gracious God, we also beg Your blessing on all those affected by the storms and recent earthquakes.

And all this we ask in Your name.—AMEN.

(Adapted from We Side with the Morning by William Cleary)

Sr. Michelle Gorman, RSM
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