A marvelous collection of prayers from around the world -- from Gallup, New Mexico to Bangkok, Thailand -- that are the favorites of Maryknollers: priests, Brothers, Sisters, and lay missioners.
Look at our brokenness. . . .
Teach us love, compassion, and honor
That we may heal the earth
And heal each other.
You are rich in goodness and mercy and you know everything;
You are the peace without which no being can exit.
You watch over all things and Your infinite compassion gathers us together,
Oh Mighty One!
You are also and above all the Hidden One
Who wants to be revealed in the depth of my heart.
These excerpts from an Ojibway prayer (top) and a Muslim prayer from Bangladesh (bottom) show a small sample of the richness of Maryknoll's world of prayer.
The prayers, which have been sent in from the four corners of the Maryknoll world, are arranged thematically and indexed by place of origin. They celebrate God's creation and the diversity of God's peoples. They also lift up the needs of the poor and oppressed within God's kingdom and open those who pray to the rewards and challenges of Maryknoll missioners around the world. Included will be a full-color insert of a prayer-photo meditation by Father Joe Veneroso.