Social Justice – Clara Mapley (DRS)

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