Prayer Offered for May 1, 2023

In his world-renowned book, The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz offers a practical guide for personal freedom:

One, be impeccable with your word.

Two, don’t take anything personally.

Three, don’t make assumptions.

Four, always do your best.

So we pray:

Gracious and loving Creator, we thank You for the leadership of today’s Latino Spirit Awardees. By the witness of their lives, they have shown themselves to be role models in the art of bringing the best of themselves to their work for the betterment of humankind. Their generosity of spirit has led them to focus on education, social justice, and service to others, as well as the joy they bring through music, art, and literary work. We ask You to keep them in Your care and hold them in Your love, as they continue to inspire courage, strength, and resilience in all those seeking to flourish in an intercultural and sometimes alienating society. May they continue to exemplify the spirit of their rich and diverse Latino heritage for the benefit of all those who follow them. We ask this in Your name.—AMEN.

Sr. Michelle Gorman, RSM
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