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