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Prayer to Confront Global Poverty

 

Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Spirit, you are the origin of all gifts.
Make us grateful stewards of your many blessings.

Father, Creator of Abundance,
Grant us generosity in sharing our gifts and resources
with our brothers and sisters around the world.

Jesus, Prince of Peace,
Make us advocates of the peace that strengthens justice
and the justice that sustains peace.

Spirit of Justice,
May the love and equality you share with the Father and the Son
inspire us to support just trade policies that lift up poor persons.

Father, Maker of the World,
Make us responsible stewards of the  earth’s riches
and respectful of local peoples from whose lands resources are extracted .

Jesus, Lord who Lightens Burdens,
May we look with mercy on nations burdened by debt
and commit ourselves to their relief.

Holy Spirit, Author of Life,
Inspire us to protect the gift of creation,
and to assist those in poverty, who suffer the most from environmental harm.

Blessed Trinity, Communion of Love,
Help us to love our global neighbors and those displaced from their homes
by welcoming refugees and immigrants and reducing poverty in other countries.

Father, through your Son and by the power of the Holy Spirit,
Help us to recognize your face in all those affected by global poverty
and fill us with the love and fortitude we need to confront its causes.

Father, we ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

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