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Prayer of Transformation

Children drinking

A single mother and her seven children now have safe drinking water in their home, thanks to the CRS Mi Cuenca project and partner Caritas Jinotega. Photo by Karen Kasmauski for CRS

Lord, I was a pile of ash
     And you made me a light for the world
I was a stone
     And you made me salt for the earth
I was as lifeless as clay
     And you made me part of the Body of Christ
I was sinful
     And you made me holy
I was nothing
     And you made me part of everything

Lord, in you I am transformed
And transformed still again

When the discouraged cry for hope, make me
When the hungry cry for bread, make me
When the thirsty cry for water, make me water
When the suffering cry for help, make me help
When the sick cry for healing, make me healing
When the bound cry for freedom, make me freedom
When the outcasts cry for love, make me love

Lord who is hope,
     who is bread and water,
     who is help and healing,
     who is freedom,
     and who is love,
Transform me anew,
     and so keep me close to you,
     as you transform the world.


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