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Monthly Archives: October 2015

One Common Origin – October 20

 

Loving God You have given all peoples one common origin, and your will is to gather them as one family in yourself.

Fill the hearts of all with the fire of your love and the desire to ensure justice for all our sisters and brothers.

By sharing the good things you give us may we secure justice and equality for every human being, an end to all division, and a human society built on love and peace.

John Paul II, Sollicitudo Rei Socialis, 1987

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Published Date: 22nd October 2015
Category: Prayer for the week


 

A Prayer for Global Citizenship – October 12

 

God of yesterday, today and tomorrow You created a world of beauty and plenty for us all to share, You gave us responsibility for this earth, Rich in life and variety.

Create in us a desire to act in solidarity, sacrificing some of our freedom and self-interest for the sake of the common good.

Enlighten and strengthen us so that we may challenge the social and economic systems that create and sustain poverty.

Show us the paths that lead to mutual assistance among peoples, to a deepening of human knowledge, to an enlargement of heart, and to a more human way of living within society.

May we carry forward the work of Christ under the lead of the befriending Spirit.

Inspired by Paul VI. Populorum Progressio, 1967

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Published Date: 15th October 2015
Category: Prayer for the week


 

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