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Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the Eucharist at the canonization of Frei Galvão in São Paulo, Brazil on 11 May 2007    
(photo credit  Fabio Pozzebom/ABr - Agência Brasil;)

Articles/Commentaries

Prayers

  • Prayer for Children
    God of love,
    hear the cries of children around the world.
    Hear the mourning, screams, silent voices of fear and pain.
    How many tears and how much more blood
    will bring us a sense that we are all your children,
    no matter what race, nationality, religion, class and gender?
    God of mercy,
    forgive our sins of selfishness and insecurity
    that make us seek self-protection
    and power over others first.
    Grant us courage today
    to listen to your call of protecting, nurturing, and loving
    the most vulnerable ones among us
    so that we may be a messenger of your peace in the world.
    by Rev. Hikari Kokai Chang, Regional Missionary, Wesley Foundation in Japan
  • Prayer for Child Syrian Refugees
    We pray to the Lord to end the abuse of
    Child Syrian refugees in Turkey and for all other abused children throughout the world.

 

Prayers
 
  • Prayer for Children
    God of love,
    hear the cries of children around the world.
    Hear the mourning, screams, silent voices of fear and pain.
    How many tears and how much more blood
    will bring us a sense that we are all your children,
    no matter what race, nationality, religion, class and gender?
    God of mercy,
    forgive our sins of selfishness and insecurity
    that make us seek self-protection
    and power over others first.
    Grant us courage today
    to listen to your call of protecting, nurturing, and loving
    the most vulnerable ones among us
    so that we may be a messenger of your peace in the world.
    by Rev. Hikari Kokai Chang, Regional Missionary, Wesley Foundation in Japan
  • Prayer for Child Syrian Refugees
    We pray to the Lord to end the abuse of
    Child Syrian refugees in Turkey and for all other abused children throughout the world.