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Monthly Prayer Page: October

October PrayerWelcome to the Jesuit Missions Monthly Prayer Page. Here you will find topical prayers and different prayer styles to help broaden and deepen your prayer life in the tradition of Ignatian spirituality

JM Prayer Focus: Jesuit Refugee Service


Angola, JRS Luanda, Malanje
Photo: Peter Ballais, 2009, JRS

Prayer for Courage to do Justice

O Lord, open my eyes that I may see the needs of others
Open my ears that I may hear their cries;
Open my heart so that they need not be without succour;
Let me not be afraid to defend the weak because of the anger of the strong,
Nor afraid to defend the poor because of the anger of the rich.
Show me where love and hope and faith are needed,
And use me to bring them to those places.
And so open my eyes and my ears
That I may this coming day be able to do some work of peace for thee.


(Alan Paton)



Final words of wisdom:

“We should not look for heaven above the clouds. Wherever we turn to God in His glory and to our neighbour in his need; wherever we experience the joys of love; whenever we convert and allow ourselves to be reconciled with God, heaven opens there” (YouCat, 2010)


You can download  a PDF version of this month’s prayer here. October Prayer