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Look with Mercy Upon the Multitudes

Columban Daily Prayer
June 15, 2023

Lord Jesus, Carpenter and King,
supreme Sovereign of all men,
look with tender mercy upon the multitudes of our day
who bear the indignities of injustice everywhere.
Raise up leaders in every land dedicated to
Your standards of order, equity, and justice.
Grant us, Lord Jesus, the grace to be worthy members
of Your Mystical Body, laboring unceasingly to fulfill
our vocation in the social apostolate of Your Church.
Sharpen our intellects to pierce the pettiness of prejudice;
to perceive the beauty of true human brotherhood.
Guide our minds to a meaningful understanding
of the problems of the poor, of the oppressed,
of the unemployed, of all in need of assistance anywhere.
Guide our hearts against the subtle lure of earthly things
and undue regard for those who possess them.
May we hunger and thirst for justice always.