O Lord, bless my life with spiritual gifts, to become a useful tool in your hands, to succeed into translation of the heart language the existing love of the Holy Trinity. This language of love: inspire me whit thoughts full of hope for a quieter life, to be my urge to tell everybody about the hope, which never dies, Christ our Lord.

O Lord, inspire my family and me in a stable faith and unshakeable hope in all your interventions in humanity. Help me to recognize the wonders of your love, the beauty of nature, the mysterious treasure of the human soul to reach a priceless treasure of grace to those who are your messengers on earth.

Support us and strengthens us in the charity of the Church and of our Charity Foundation. Discover us the invaluable repository of your love, so that we can confess everyone that the way to eternal happiness begins here on earth and ends in the kingdom of heaven. Show your face, full of mercy, through the charitable activities of the Christians, and the recognition of their work will be proportional to the actions.

Lord God, you are the source of all good things,
And You hear the cry of the poor and the afflicted,

Help us to see the face of your Son in all the victims of both natural and man-made disasters,

Like the Good Samaritan, may we never turn away from our suffering brothers and sisters, but be compassionate to them,

Like the widow who gave all she had to survive, may we always be ready to share who we are and what we have,

Bless and protect all Caritas workers and volunteers where ever they are helping to save lives, some time by putting their own lives in danger,

Welcome into your Kingdom all who have died and console their families,

We ask all this through Christ our Lord,
Who hears the cry of the poor and the pooressed.

Amen.

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O Mary, Immaculate Virgin, 
Woman of suffering and hope, 
be kind to every suffering person, 
obtain fullness of life for each one.

Turn your maternal gaze 
especially upon those in Africa 
whose need is extreme, 
struck down by AIDS 
or other mortal illness.

Look upon the mothers who are mourning their children; 
Look upon the grandparents who lack the resources 
to support their orphaned grandchildren.

Embrace them all, keep them close to your Mother’s heart.

Queen of Africa and of the whole world, 
Virgin Most Holy, pray for us!

Closing prayer of 2005 World Day of the Sick Message,
by Pope John Paul II, 8 September 2004

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Dearest God,
… Open our eyes and our hearts so that we are able to
see you in every one of your children.

May we embrace first ties that bind us to each other, and
recognise that you created us into one family for compassion,
caring and sharing.

From the time of birth, we need each other; other human
hands lifted us from the womb. We rely on others to feed us,
protect us, teach us, and love us into life.

Open our hearts to the needs of your innocent people
suffering from the persistent burden of hunger and mobilise
our spirits to respond to them. Counter the outrage and anger
we feel against injustice with love.

Grant that inspired by the vision of human solidarity, we
may invest our material resources in bringing liberation to
the despair of poverty and returning hope to your children.
Stir our hearts to compassionate action that transforms
suffering into redemptive love, now and forever more.
Amen.

Prayer: Fr Ignatius Ikunza, Hakimani Jesuit Centre, Kenya.

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God help us to change

To change ourselves
and to change our world.
To know the need for it.
To deal with the pain of it.
To feel the joy of it.

To understand the journey without
understanding the
destination.
The art of gentle revolution.

Prayer: Leunig. A Common Prayer. (Care of Caritas Australia)

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