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 October
The Coffee Prayer
I drink this cup in solidarity with the one who planted the seedlings.
In solidarity with the one who nurtured the soil.
In solidarity with the one who watered the trees.
In solidarity with the one who harvested the beans in their cherries.
In solidarity with the one who brought the harvest to market.
It has been a long time brewing, this cup.
And with each sip, I pray for justice for everyone in the chain of production
Particularly those whose poverty
Prevents them from tasting the bounty you provide.
Solidarity, justice: this is our challenge.
But one thing I have learned from you, Lord
Is that small cups can contain great miracles.
And we can all find oneness there.
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"In prayer, God keeps calling us, opening our hearts to charity."
— Pope Francis