Prayer for courage and compassion
Your unconditional love f
or all inspires our hearts and empowers our actions
for those who are most vulnerable.
May we boldly and humbly serve our brothers and sisters and
be steadfast in our work for justice for all your people.
Keep our hearts open to the joys and the hopes of our world,
and our ears ready to hear your call to truth, justice and reconciliation.
Let us continue to draw inspiration and strength from those like St Mary MacKillop,
on whose shoulders we stand.
We gather here in Jesus’ name to be nourished
and to move forward together in hope and joy.
This is our prayer for the upcoming national Catholic social services conference, Serving Communities with Courage and Compassion, in Melbourne from 26-28 February. All are welcome to use this prayer.