Oh Divine Spirit, in the first chapter of Genesis it is reported that you breathed over waters of chaos and brought forth a new creation. In this time of national chaos, we need you desperately to breathe over us and bring forth something new.
Our national economic inequality causes us to weep with worry. We see adults working full time with two or three jobs just to get by! And in the midst of a pandemic, they must continue to work to survive even as they are vulnerable to disease.
We see structural racism rife in our nation in the economy, in education, in where we live.
We see hungry children struggling to thrive in a nation that is looking away from the next generation.
We see the cracks in our nation’s foundation as individualism runs rampant and our government fails to unite its people.
Oh Spirit! Come! Breathe over these waters of chaos! Break open our hearts to the suffering around us. Open our eyes that we might see with your vision. Birth in us a new creation of compassion so that grounded in community we might be the seeds of your promise. In these challenging times, we beg of you, renew the face of the earth.
CREDIT: Sr. Simone Cambell