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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Prayer: For Justice and Mercy

Jesus, united with the Father
and the Holy Spirit,
give us your compassion for those in prison.
Mend in mercy the broken in mind and memory.
Soften the hard of heart,
the captives of anger.
Free the innocent;
parole the trustworthy.
Awaken the repentance that restores hope.
May prisoner's families
persevere in their love.

heal the victimes of crime.
They live with the scars.
Lift to eternal peace those who die.
Grant victims' families the forgiveness that heals.
Give wisdom to lawmakers and to those who judge.
Instill prudence and patience in those who guard.
Make those in prison ministry
bearers of your light,
for all of us are in need of your mercy.

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