Hope Amidst Dark Clouds

Inspired by Fratelli Tutti, nos. 30, 54-55


May your light break through dark clouds, O Lord!

May your hope grow in our hearts
     --even when the skies feel ominous.

Fear, isolation, individualism, conflict: these are the winds that blow
     gusts of racism and inequality in our “throw-away world.”

But we are saved together; not alone.
     So teach us, Lord, to hope.

Show us the goodness you continue to sow. Show us the boldness of love
     to reject fear and embrace our neighbor.

Make fertile the ground where seeds fall.
     Bring gentle rain and warm rays of sunlight.

May we know your love shines bright.
     Through dark clouds, may your hope shine again.



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