God’s Spirit: A Prayer

May 9, 2012

By Sister Chris Koellhoffer, IHM

In this time of pain and promise,
we call on God’s Spirit to bless
the leadership of LCWR, of our
Congregation, and all women religious who strive to live the
gospel in these uncertain times.
We call on the Spirit of God to reveal the way forward
that is faithful to God’s dream for us and our lives together.
May all who are called to engage
in prayer and conversation come to
the table with hearts that are open,
transparent, and faith-filled. May their
reflection be marked by a deep listening
to the voice of the Spirit at work in 
our world.
May the holy ones who have gone
before us inspire us by their courage
and wisdom and affirm that we are 
not alone.
May we continue to faithfully live the
questions of our time and witness to
the people of God that we are women
at home with mystery and filled with
fierce hope for our shared future.
Editor’s Note: This prayer was originally shared with the National Communicators Network for Women Religious and is not an official prayer for the Leadership Council for Women Religious. Sister Chris wrote it for her congregation the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and was kind enough to share it with us. We invite you to share it as we join together with other members of LCWR during these challenging times.

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  1. Suzanne giancoli

    As a Catholic woman I am sadden by this and will pray for all involved and hope that Christlike wisdom will prevail.

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    1. Connect with Mercy Blog

      Thank you for sharing.

  3. mary

    Sisters, keep a voice. The world longs to hear the voice of feminine wisdom; its is dying without it.

    1. Connect with Mercy Blog

      Thank you for your kind words, Mary.