Praying with You
This is our prayer for Chapter 2018, which begins June 27. During this deeply spiritual two-week gathering, we will pray for guidance, discuss challenges and assess our lives and work. Learn more about Chapter.
Loving and merciful God who formed us
and blew the breath of life into us,
creating us for love,
we acknowledge your all-inclusive love
and your depth of grace in our lives.
We recognize our world is in need
of a future with hope.
You, Jesus, are the reason for our hope.
Your suffering, dying and rising
bring hope to all in times of both grief and joy.
You invite us daily into the Paschal Mystery,
you bid us “take up your cross” and follow you.
May our crosses be interwoven with yours.
May our lives always radiate hope –
hope that stretches openly and outwardly
to embrace all of humanity and creation.
Gracious God, continue to empower and inspire us
to reach out to our dear neighbor with hope.
May God’s great LOVE and MERCY
impel us to RADIATE HOPE today and every day.
-Stella Cronauer, CSJ, and Lorena Sue Boyce, CSJA
Praying for You
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