Prayer Offered for March 21, 2022

As we continue to remember the contributions of women throughout the centuries, today we pray the prayers of Hildegard of Bingen, who lived in the 12th century: 

O eternal Lord,

it is pleasing to You

to burn in that same fire of love,

like that from which our bodies are born,

in the first dawn before all of Creation.

So consider this need which falls upon us, [our need for peace and justice]

and relieve us of it,

and lead us in joyous prosperity.

O Shepherd of souls,

from whose first voice and

through whom all creation was summoned,

now to You, may it give pleasure and dignity

to liberate us

from our miseries and languishing.

O leafy branch,

standing in Your nobility as the dawn breaks forth:

now rejoice and be glad

and deign to set us frail ones free from evil habits

and stretch forth Your hand

and lift us up.

We ask this in Your name.—AMEN.

Prayer Offered By: 
Senator Wieckowski, written by Sr. Michelle Gorman, RSM
Prayer Date: 
Monday, March 21, 2022
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