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Prayer of Accompaniment , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This prayer, taken from EFJ’s Prayer Service on Pope Francis’s Message for the 2016 World Day of Migrants and Refugees, stirs us into action to help the millions of refugees around the world today...more

Prayer for World AIDS Day , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

December 1 is World AIDS Day. This prayer invites us to remember that countless people are at risk of joining the 36.7 million already infected with AIDS. As a global community, we pray for healing an...more

Prayer After the Election , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This prayer invites us to pray that bonds of community be restored after this tumultuous and divisive election. Copyright © 2016, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern. ...more

Living Holiness Today , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

Pray to find holiness in daily life, encounter, and community in the spirit of Pope Francis’s latest apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad). Copyright © 2018, Education f...more

Prayer to Black Madonna , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

All over the world, pictures and statues of Black Madonnas draw people to Mary’s compassion; this prayer honors the Mother who calls everyone “my child.” Copyright © 2018, Education for Justice...more

Prayer for Conscientious Objectors , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

In this prayer we remember those who are guided by their consciences to take a stand against war.  Copyright © 2018, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern. ...more

Prayer for Peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo , by: Pope Francis

Pope Francis continues to call us to sow seeds of peace in the lands of South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and in all lands devastated by war Copyright © 2018, Education for Justice, a...more

Prayer for Centering Concern , by: Lester A. Myers

This prayer calls us to reflect on how we can be present through the Pastoral Circle to those suffering from injustice; we are called to be contemplatives in action for justice and peace. Copyright ©...more

Prayer in Honor of Fr. Bill Ryan, S.J. , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

Father Bill Ryan, S.J., the first director of the Center of Concern, is celebrated in this prayer recalling his faith, wisdom, and the many contributions he made to solidarity, the common good and jus...more

Prayer for World Health , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

As we celebrate World Health Day on April 7, let us pray to follow Christ the Healer, who displayed compassion and care for all who were suffering, especially those at the margins. Copyright © 2018, ...more
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