Prayer Offered for March 9, 2023

Yesterday, we celebrated International Women’s Day! The poet, Audre Lorde, asks:

What are the words you do not yet have?

What do you need to say?

…for it is not difference which immobilizes us, but silence.

(Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde)

Loving and merciful God, we ask You to give to the women of our time:

The courage to speak our truth,

The strength to persevere,

The faith to believe in ourselves beyond all systems and institutions,

So that Your face on Earth may be seen in all its beauty,

So that women and men become whole,

So that our world can reflect our love and care for all creation.

We ask this in Your name.—AMEN.

(Adapted from Pax Christi)

Sr. Michelle Gorman, RSM
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