Prayer into the Darkness

Our world moves into the season of less daylight and greater darkness. It too, is the darkness of infectious disease with few defenses for children or adults. It comes to us through our television and computer. Our hearts grow heavy, burdened by terrible misfortune in African countries. Young adults living in Hong Kong show their personal courage and stamina as they witness to a future of shared democracy. The darkness of China’s refusal that will overwhelm these youth is felt by those of us living distant from them, yet we unite in prayer for their safe passage. We pray to remember God is greater than darkness in all its forms and guides the hearts and minds of great leaders and lives of the poor. We pray with boundless hope and trust in God’s compassion on all of us.

Amen.

By Sister Karlyn Carley, SDS

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Salvatorian Prayer for Peace

God of Life and Peace,united with so many people of good will,we entrust to you the countless victimsof conflicts and wars around the worldbut especially in those placeswhere members of our Salvatorian Familyhumbly and generously serve others,to make your merciful and healing love known: in Israel and Palestine,in Ukraine,in the Democratic Republic of Congo,in Pakistan…

Prayer at a Sacred Space

We gather together here in this small sanctuary, a space we have tended and planted. It is a space in which we have placed our hopes for the Earth and for the creatures that are our relatives. We stand in awe of the ways small things- like seeds and soil, water and sunlight, birds and…

Gift of Christmas

O Divine Savior, as we celebrate your coming as a child
in the manager, let us remember the song of the angels,
the gladness of the shepherds and the worship of the
wise men …

Goodness and Kindness Prayer

But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit … (Titus 3:4-5) Loving Savior, Help me to live your goodness and kindness each day. Remind me that my actions…

Holy Week Prayer

Lord, Jesus Christ, You became human and tookon the realities of humanity in our world. During Your life on earth,You gave hope, perspective and salvation to many. Your words arechallenging, uplifting, encouraging and guiding. At the end of yourearthly life here in our world, You took upon yourself all sufferingand made the cross a sign…

Morning Prayer

My core beliefs: God is. God is love. God is not “out there” or “up there.”God is above, below, before, behind, beside, around, within. I don’t need a megaphone to yell to God:“May I have your attention, please,”nor do I need to beg God to listen to me.God is always listening. I don’t have to explain…

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