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Let Us Pray…

Prayer is our opening to the embrace by the Holy One. When we pray, we open our hearts & hands to the sacred mystery who continually creates, redeems, & transforms us. Whether we are asking for our needs, or expressing our gratitude, or simply being present we are praying. And as we pray we become more vulnerable and more fully our real selves.

Below are several written prayers and poems, some for special occasions, some to request God’s blessing, some to share our pain, some to ask for forgiveness, some to give praise, and some to express our gratitude. Let us pray for and with one another as we bring our needs and hopes into God’s presence and open ourselves to God’s embrace.

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A Prayer in Time of Pandemic

This prayer by Brother Richard Hendrick, ofm, has gone viral globally as the human family struggles with the Coronavirus Pandemic. It names now familiar facets of the disturbing and dangerous reality and features graced responses. It is a beautiful prayer to guide our response to the pandemic....
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Prayer for Healing

As the Coronavirus threatens our world, the Dominican Center turns to the God of healing in prayer. We pray for our sick, our elderly, our at-risk sisters and brothers. We ask God for healing and help. Together let us open our hands, our hearts, and join in prayer....
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Prayer for the Special Synod on the Amazon

This prayer for the success of the Synod on the Amazon is based upon the words of Pope Francis in his comments opening the gathering. We recommend praying it daily for the wise discernment, "daring prudence," courage and prophetic integrity of the synod's work....
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A Lakota Prayer

This lovely prayer is a prayer of the Lakota tribe. Lakota are also known as the Teton Sioux. They are one of the 3 Sioux tribes of Plains. Their current lands are in North and South Dakota. It is a prayer focused on the gifts of trust. ...
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Gifts of Pentecost

On Pentecost, Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit are given to us. We pray Come Holy Spirit! We ponder and pray over each gift; wisdom, understanding, knowledge, counsel, fortitude, piety, and fear of the Lord. This poem helps us remember the blessings that we have been...