Weekly Call to Prayer (July 23, 2019)

 

Sweet Divinity, always present in history, we come into your Presence praying for your assistance.  

Breath… breath as in the beginning of times among us, Holy Ruah, bringing new vitality, renewing the joy to serve, please cheer up the leadership and communities to continue ahead.  

We have a lot to thank but there is still a lot to do.  

Times of definitions and new horizons are yet to come.  

Give us a vision enlightened by You, so we can find paths to reach our brothers and sisters where they are, even though changes may be scary and our world struggles through thousands of conflicts —financial, warfare, racism, segregation and more…  

So that fear will not defeat us, and we shall not shut down our lives to others, and we may see in our neighbor a richness and a joy that contributes to me, not that subtracts.  

So that in this new encounter may we say with a wholesome faith, “Holy Spirit and us!” (Acts 15:28) and not with the arrogance of those trusting more in their lobbies than in divine action. May the Holy Ruah grant us the gift of meeting our neighbor as he, she is, with her, his own language, culture, pains, joys, flavors, music…  

Holy Divinity, we believe in you, we hope in you, and most of all, we love you… this is the only acknowledgment possible for today, amidst a divided, troubled world… we love you, we love… that is enough, when said and sustained coherently within our lives.  

Until that wonderful moment of a final meeting, Dear Divinity, we shall be loving.

Prayer submitted by Rev. Gregorio Tobar Guzman
Clergy at MCC Buenos Aires – C.A.B.A.
Philosophy and Theology Teacher, trained in Human Rights.