Stewardship Prayer of the Month

posted Sep 19, 2011, 3:29 PM by St. Joseph Cheyenne
Loving Father, A world made by your loving kindness is desperate for your healing touch. It is a place where people do not have enough water, or enough food, or enough medicine even though there is enough of these things in the world. It is a realm where people hunger for freedom and are tortured and killed for this yearning. It is a world where there is much anger and hatred, distrust and little peace. We ourselves tend to avoid those we don’t know, those who don’t look like us, or think like us, or worship like us. And yet you call to us to be good stewards of our neighbors; to love them as we love ourselves; to love them with greater hearts than we can imagine. Give us the courage we need to be better stewards of our neighbors; and to believe what you tell us, that you will give us everything we need to love in your name, so your healing may truly be made manifest in this world. We pray this through Christ our Lord. Amen. 

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” From Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount– Matthew 5: 14-16