We look to you
Father, creator of abundance,
Grant us generosity in sharing our gifts and resources
with our brothers and sisters around the world.
Jesus, Lord who lightens burdens,
May we look with mercy on nations burdened by debt
and commit ourselves to their relief.
Spirit of Justice,
May the love and equality you share
with the Father and the Son
inspire us to support just trade policies
that lift up those living in poverty.
Blessed Trinity, communion of love,
Help us to love our global neighbours
and those displaced from their homes
by welcoming refugees and immigrants
and reducing poverty in other countries.
Father, through your Son and by the power of the Holy Spirit,
Help us to recognize your face in all those affected by global poverty
and fill us with the love and fortitude we need to confront its causes.
Adapted from a prayer by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops