A prayer card produced in 2006
with a reflection that asks God to to teach us to be prophetic.
Teach us to speak prophetic words when our world
is out of balance; when the needs of the poor are untended and the cares of the
voiceless go unheard.
Teach us to speak prophetic words when hope is in
short supply; when our best efforts still fail; when events occur that seem
senseless and without meaning.
Teach us to speak prophetic wrods when co-workers
lean on us for advice and guidance; when difficult decisions need to be made;
when the way is unclear.
Teach us to speak prophetic words when the old
ways will not work any more; when new visions are needed; when new dreams must
Teach us to speak prophetic words when there is
hunger in the land for the Word of God; when the tendrils of the vine need to be
restored; when the clay is being molded in the potter's hands.
To whomever you send us, we will go.
Whatever you command, we will speak. We do not fear, for you are with
us. Place your words in our mouths.