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Simple Prayers


In honor of our 25th anniversary and our nearing World Care Benefit and Celebration, we share a poem with you from our June 1996 World Care newsletter written by returned missioner Fr. George Corrigan. It serves as a reminder to us that we should never be too busy to say a simple prayer to the Lord, and the amazing power prayer has on us.


A Simple Prayer

It was a simple prayer

Which opened the gates of grace

A simple thing with few words

Whispered to God

In surrender

In hope


It was a prayer

Which stilled a heart

Which calmed a spirit

Freeing me to move into the future

Releasing me to love without want of return


A simple prayer

A simple stance in life

Fr. George Corrigan, OFM, is the pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Tampa, Fla. From 1996 to 1999, he served with FMS as a lay missioner in Nairobi, Kenya, working with refugees and youth. After joining the friars and the priesthood, Fr. George was the president of FMS’ Board of Directors in 2011.