Prayer Offered for March 17, 2022

Spirit of Renewal, God of Many Names, and One Transforming and Abundant Love, we turn this month, in our nation’s life, to reflect on the stories,

The heritage,

and the struggles,

of women throughout the ages.

We seek to learn from all those voices that have been left unheard.

May we pause before the silence of the ages,

Find out who has been left out,

And craft new ways of inclusion,

For every week, and every month.

May this spiritual practice,

Bring out the voices of all those struggling and all of those left apart.

May we let go of our assumptions and cold comforts,

Of what is the normal to live by,

Unless it be a standard that is rooted in compassion,

In inclusivity,

In diversity.

May this month of reflection teach us to search

for those stories that are different from our own.

Mother of Possibilities,

In the finding,

May we come to know ourselves changed.

Renewed where we are dry,

Hopeful where we are lost,

And open where we are shut.—AMEN.

(Reverend Jude Geiger)

Senator Leyva, written by Sr. Michelle Gorman, RSM
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