Prayer Offered for March 10, 2022

I will not believe in the law of the strongest,

In the power of the powerful.

I want to believe in the right of all,

In the open hand,

In the strength of the non-violent.

I will not believe that I don’t have to concern myself

With what happens far from here.

I want to believe that the whole world

Is my home,

And that all reap what all have sown.

I will not believe that I can combat oppression out there

If I tolerate injustice here.

I want to believe that what is right is the same here and there,

And that I will not be free  

While even one human being is excluded.

I will not believe that any effort is in vain.

But I will dare to believe in the dream of God:

A new heaven and a new Earth

Where justice and love reign.

Gracious God, I want to believe; help my unbelief.—AMEN.

(Adapted from Essential Writings by Dom Helder Camara)

Prayer Offered By: 
Senator Cortese, written by Sr. Michelle Gorman, RSM
Prayer Date: 
Thursday, March 10, 2022
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