Prayer Offered for May 25, 2023

G.K. Chesterton said “we are all in the same boat, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty.”

Gracious God, mother and father of us all, in the urgency of our world context, below the violence and turbulence of the waves, help us to make evident our passionate commitment to address the issues that cause misunderstandings and judgments in our world. May our growing consciousness of the interdependence among us and with all creation, galvanize us in that loyalty that we owe to one another:

a loyalty of faith that entrusts our fears to the goodness of those who love unconditionally,

a loyalty of hope, that impels us to work for a sustainable future,

and a loyalty of love, that allows us to be faithful to each other, regardless of perceived differences.

For we know that Your love excludes no one.—AMEN.

Sr. Michelle Gorman, RSM
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