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Ever-present, ever-loving God,

May your gentle spirit surprise us,

shatter our complacency

and wake us

from our dreams.

We know the time is now.


May your urgent spirit send us out,

and demand our courage;

may we set forth the stories of truth

in the face of the story of power.

May world leaders listen to us.


May your comforting spirit

turn us towards the discomfort

of knowing, seeing

and understanding.

The hour has come to act.


May your holy spirit

burn through us,

and call us

to tell even those who aren’t ready to listen

that the world can’t wait.


Linda Jones/CAFOD

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