A Prayer for World Day of the Poor

Recommended for November 17

Nov. 19, 2023

God of the poor, God who is with us, always:

Inspire in us your spirit of fraternity, that, like Jesus, we might offer ourselves to the poor, sharing their burden with them. May we recognize the poor as a sacrament of your son and say with all truth: “We too are poor.” In so doing, may we understand more deeply to whom we must turn should we want to know Jesus, should we want to touch him with our hands.

As we work together toward mutual sharing, may the necessary foundations for achieving justice be laid deep in our hearts, and may we act in your name, always. Amen.

Read and share Pope Francis' message for World Day of the Poor 2023

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