May 24, 2015

MIA Prayer Intention for the Coming Week: Oceans of Mercy

'Fisherman Muchtar Ali broke down in tears when he set eyes on the overcrowded boat carrying desperate, starving Rohingya off the coast of Indonesia before going to the rescue of a vessel that has become emblematic of Asia's human-trafficking crisis...

"Looking at these people, me and my friends cried because they looked so hungry, so skinny...We must help fellow Muslims, how can we not help destitute people like this? It would be a big sin," he said...' Read more

Let us pray:

'Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One
have mercy on us and on the whole world.
In the ocean of your mercy,
teach us to be merciful towards others.'

Source: Intercessions of Mercy ed. Joy Clough rsm

Post your own Prayer or Reflection in our online Chapel

Another action you can take: Sign the 'Lost at Sea: Fleeing the Threat of Genocide' Petition to President Obama here

Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA

Image:'Displaced Rohingya people in Rakhine State (8280610831)"'by Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Flickr. Licensed under OGL via Wikimedia Commons

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