Prayer

Everyone has something to contribute to the CMC. One of the most basic yet powerful ways to help out is to pray for the CMC. Focusing your thoughts and prayers on the individuals and families seeking assistance at the Center, and on the people striving to provide assistance, is something each and every person can give.

Prayer for Peace and Justice
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

God, source of all light,
we are surrounded by the darkness of
the injustices experienced by your people,
the poor who are hungry and who search
for shelter, the sick who seek relief,
and the downtrodden who seek help
in their hopelessness.

Surround us and fill us with your Spirit who is Light.
Lead us in your way to be light to your people.
Help us (our parish, CMC, our family) to be salt for our community
as we share your love with those caught
in the struggles of life.

We desire to be your presence to the least among us
and to know your presence in them as we work through you
to bring justice and peace to the world in desperate need.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ,
your Son, who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

A Reflection on Prayer
Archbishop Oscar Romero

The guarantee of one’s prayer
is not in saying a lot of words

The guarantee of one’s petition is very easy to know:
How do I treat the poor?
Because that is where God is.

The degree in which you approach them,
and the love with which you approach them,
or the scorn with which you approach them-
that is how you approach your God.

What you do to them, you do to God.

The way you look at them is the way you look at God.