Prayer candles at Sacred Heart Of Jesus Church in Highlandtown, Baltimore.

Our Current Prayer

Photo by Phillip Laubner/CRS

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Elderly woman looking into the light.

Come, God of the Vulnerable

Father in heaven,
We didn’t see them
but you did—
the hundreds and thousands of human beings
trafficked each year to join the millions who are trapped
in modern-day slavery.

Under terrible conditions, they work in factories, plough fields,
harvest crops, work quarries,
fill brothels, clean homes and haul water.
Many are children with tiny fingers for weaving rugs
and small shoulders for bearing rifles.

Their labor is forced, their bodies beaten, their faces hidden
from those who don’t really want to see them.
But you see them all, God of the vulnerable.

You hear their cries and you answer by
opening our eyes, and breaking our hearts
and loosening our tongues to insist:
No más. No more.


"In prayer, God keeps calling us, opening our hearts to charity."

— Pope Francis

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Light a candle and say a prayer for your loved ones and our brothers and sisters around the world. Your intentions will be remembered at Mass offered by priests who are part of the Catholic Relief Services' Global Fellows program.

As Catholics, we recognize that prayer is of the utmost importance. In our mission to act with the Church to serve people around the world, we begin with prayer.