Editor’s Note: As we journey through the sacred season of Lent, our staff, 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, FMS’ Programs Director Emily Norton shares a prayer for radical love.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
When our thoughts, actions, inactions, policies, and institutions perpetuate racism and discrimination, let us remember Jesus calls us to radical love and liberation. Lord, by your cross and resurrection, you have set us free.
That we may be detached from the things of this world in striving for the things that truly matter. Lord, by your cross and resurrection, you have set us free.
Through Your light and love, we may find comfort and resilience. Lord, by your cross and resurrection, you have set us free.