Prayer Offered for March 7, 2022

Gracious God, in the women of the Hebrew and Christian scriptures, You have given us strong models for life and faith:

Sarah laughed at the thought of becoming a mother in her old age: Grant us appreciation for the surprises of Your grace.

Deborah and Judith were fearless in facing the enemies of their people: Give us courage before whatever threatens us.

Ruth proved the value of relationship and fidelity: May we be loyal to our friends and faithful to our commitments.

Esther endangered herself for the sake of her people: Give us a share in her dignity and devotion.

Mary Magdalene testified to her experience of Jesus: May we speak our truth in the face of derision.

Phoebe offered sacred service to those in power: May we respond to the needs of others regardless of their status.

And Mary, the mother of Jesus, pondered God’s mysteries in her heart: May we listen attentively to God’s unique call to each of us.

May we find inspiration in the lives of these women.—AMEN.

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

Senator Rubio, written by Sr. Michelle Gorman, RSM
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