MEMORIAL OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY
As you pray the mysteries of the Rosary, the good people at Contemplative Rebellion suggest to consider these petitions:
Pray for the lives of women and their children, born and unborn, and the unjust societal structures that steal hope, healthcare and economic security from these, our most vulnerable mothers. Pray for women experiencing degradation and abuse, sexual harassment and unjust/unequal pay. Pray for true compassion and unparalleled mercy in our thoughts and actions, and to look deeply at these very complex issues.
Pray for Mother Earth, our fragile environment, the animals, land, and oceans entrusted to our stewardship and care. “As stewards of creation, we are called to make Earth a beautiful garden for the human family.” – Pope Francis
Pray for immigrants, refugees, Dreamers, and all who seek a life free from violence and the threat of death and abuse. May we imagine ourselves in their place, knowing we would do anything to secure safety for ourselves and our families.
Pray for those discriminated against because of the color of their skin. Pray for those who are in prison. Pray for our innate biases, that we may recognize these and then choose to move beyond them. Pray for awareness of the attitudes and structures that remain from our history of slavery.
Pray for a welcoming of LGBTQ people by all churches, temples, mosques and synagogues. Pray for LGBTQ couples, their children, and extended families. Pray that they may be supported and loved as people created in the image of God.
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