Our Current Prayer
As Catholics, we recognize that prayer is of the utmost importance. In our mission to act with the Church to help the poor overseas, we begin with prayer. As we reach out to our sisters and brothers, we first seek God's grace and guidance, and then we work, animated by the Spirit that connects us.
Each month, we publish a new prayer that we ask the Church to join us in praying. Seeking God's guidance together, we are drawn closer together, and perhaps get a peek beyond the veil at the Kingdom he has promised, as together we work to make that Kingdom a reality for all.
We invite you to join us in praying this prayer with us each month, sharing it with families, parishes, and networks, so our hearts may be one and steadfast as we turn again to the work of the Lord: to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome the stranger, clothe the naked, care for the sick and the captive.
And so we pray ...
Our Prayer for April
Lord and Father of all,
Help us rise each day to Easter
Teach us to practice resurrection
To seek love and forgiveness and new life
In our relationships
In our work
In our play
In our busy, distracted, lonely world
Lord and good Father to us all
Remind us as the earth re-blooms
That new life is available to us every day
Our portion is abundant
If we will but empty our hands
Of the things that would distract us from you
And open wide to receive your resurrection blessings
So that we may be your blessing to others
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"In prayer, God keeps calling us, opening our hearts to charity."
— Pope Francis