Prayer Offered for September 13, 2023

This is my prayer to You, my Lord—

Strike, strike at the root of penury in my heart.

Give me strength lightly to bear my joys and sorrows.

Give me the strength to make my love fruitful in service.

Give me the strength never to disown the poor or bend my knees before insolent might.

Give me the strength to raise my mind above daily trifles.

And give me the strength to surrender my strength to Your will with love.—AMEN.

(“Gitanjali 36” by Rabindranath Tagore)

Sr. Michelle Gorman, RSM
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