Prayer

Lord, help us to see in the groaning of creation not death throes but birth pangs;

Help us to see in suffering a promise for the future, because it is a cry against the inhumanity of the present.

Help us to glimpse in protest the dawn of justice;

In the cross, the pathway to resurrection;

And in suffering, the seeds of joy.

- Ruben Alves, 1987

 

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