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Lenten Litany: Prayer for Ukraine

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Editor’s Note: As we journey through the sacred season of Lent, our Overseas Lay Missioners and DC Service Corps volunteers will be compiling a Lenten Litany, each writing a one-line prayer close to their hearts. Today, Overseas Lay Missioner Victor Artaiz, who serves in Bolivia, shares a prayer for peace in Ukraine. 


Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

May our prayers, and those from around the world, for peace in Ukraine be heard and manifested through your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Lord, by your cross and resurrection, you have set us free.

Light the path of the migrants in the desert, keeping them from harm. Lord, by your cross and resurrection, you have set us free.

 

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After a 30 year career in international business and serving communities in Kenya and locally in New Haven, CT, Victor Artaiz is grateful for the opportunity to serve and accompany individuals living on the margins in mutuality and simplicity through FMS’ Overseas Lay Missioner program. While Victor continues to lean into his current role as an overseas lay missioner in formation, he looks forward to finalizing his joint discernment with FMS and following where God leads him to serve.