Prayer of the Faithful

God of Justice, remove us from our comfort zones so we can visit the places where the poor and vulnerable live. Open our eyes to see the potential for change around us, and give us the courage to take the next step.

Christ of Poverty, empty us from our dependency on possessions and power so we are left needing and wanting what only You can fill. Gift us with the faith to see You in each person we meet, and the courage to take the next step.

Spirit of Peace, stop the raging seas of violence and hate that fill our lives so we can witness Your love and compassion to a hurting world. Bless us with the words to proclaim your peace, the strength to live your justice, and the courage to take the next step.