Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A Prayer for Tuesday, August 7, 2012


O God,

Give us on the one hand discernment to recognize who among the people we encounter are “the least of these,” because not all who seem to be are and not all who seem not to be are not.

But give us on the other hand a spirit that is motivated by grace and love to give and to help rather than to judge and to avoid.

Cause us to recognize our own poverty so that we will recognize the poor as our sisters and brothers; cause us to acknowledge our own lack so that we will recognize those who do without as our kin.

Help us to remember that in loving and caring for “the least of these” we love and care for your Son.


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