Prayer for the Poor

God of Justice,A homeless man rests on a bench in Baltimore. CNS Photo/Bob Roller
open our eyes
to see you in the face of the poor.
Open our ears
to hear you in the cries of the exploited.
Open our mouths
to defend you in the public squares
as well as in private deeds.
Remind us that what we do
to the least ones,
we do to you.
Amen.

—from Being Neighbor, the Catechism and Social Justice, Catholic Campaign for Human Development, ©1998 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops