The Catholic University of America

Social Justice Prayers

Prayer is always an encounter with Christ. Our work for justice depends on this encounter. Only Christ can compel us to give more generously, serve more faithfully and love when we think we have nothing left. Only Christ can give us hope when we are overwhelmed by the suffering of our brothers and sisters. Only with Christ are peace and justice a concrete possibility.

Christ reveals to us the dignity of the human person in the populations that we so easily cast aside and overlook--the unborn, the poor, the immigrant.
Let us integrate prayer into every action we take while spreading Christ's revelation about human dignigty. 
         "The fruit of silence is prayer, the fruit of prayer is faith, the fruit of faith is love,
           the fruit of love is service, the fruit of service is peace."

          Mother Teresa