Reflective Prayer: Presence in Ministry & Community
Marian Ladrera rsm (Philippines)

Based on Ecclesisastes 3:1-13

O God Almighty, you are the author of time.  Make us see its purpose and help us find the meaning of the rhythm of our existence.

A time to plant the seed of mercy vocation and a time to follow the path of mercy;

A time to share the passion of Catherine to bring mercy to the needy;

A time to heal those suffering from pain or ill-health in mind and spirit;

A time to comfort those who weep and are in deep sorrow with compassionate love and care;

A time to embrace in our hearts those neglected, displaced, and experiencing uncertainty, anxiety and fears;

A time to welcome the homeless, hungry and lowly;

A time to hear the cry of the voiceless and those aiming to end violence and racism;

A time to stand firm in the truth of the gospels, and a time to promote justice and peace;

A time to renew our hearts and a time to recognize and respect the sacredness of your creation and

A time to celebrate your mercy and love.

With your loving presence in our midst, grant us courage and help us persevere in hope, trusting in your faithfulness as we continue searching for the deeper meaning of our mercy mission.  Amen.

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Spanish translation using DeepL Translator. Traducción al español con DeepL Translator

Marian C. Ladrera is a member of the RSM Philippines Leadership Team, the MGP Coordinator for the Philippine Team and the Coordinator for Christian Living and Values Education (CLVE) for the Basic Education Department and Religious Studies (RS) College Department of Holy Infant College, Tacloban City. Sr Marian is actively involved in the Mother of Hope Children Center - the Care for the Street Children project (part of the Extension Services of HIC) as the Chairman of the Management Committee.

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