The Common Good

Verse And Voice

Prayer of the Day: Draw Closer to Us

God of life and death, beginning and end, stay close to us. May you shine the light of your love into the darkest places of our lives. Help us to understand the ways you give our lives meaning. Draw closer to us. Amen.
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Voice of the Day: Andrew Murray

"Prayer is reaching out after the unseen; fasting is letting go of all that is seen and temporal. Fasting helps express, deepen, confirm the resolution that we are ready to sacrifice anything, even ourselves to attain what we seek for the kingdom of God." - Andrew Murray Andrew Murray + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: Psalm 32:4-6

For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Then I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not hide my iniquity; I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the Lord," and you forgave the guilt of my sin. Therefore let all who are faithful offer prayer to you; at a time of distress, the rush of mighty waters shall not reach them. - Psalm 32:4-6 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: Do Good with the Graces Received

God of mercy, you have given us life, and tilled our soil day by day to nurture us. You grant us innumerable opportunities to do good with the graces we have received, and bear fruit. Please forgive the ways we have held back this love and care from others. Foster repentance in our hearts, growth in our faith, and love for the Lord. Amen.
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Verse of the Day: Psalm 23:1-4

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. [The Lord] makes me lie down in green pastures; [the Lord] leads me beside still waters; [the Lord] restores my soul. [The Lord] leads me in right paths for [the Lord's] name's sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff-- they comfort me. - Psalm 23:1-4 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: The Witness of Our Christian Lives

God of wholeness, we pray that we may joyfully show, live, preach, and embody Christ for the world, through our callings. Grant us the grace to participate in sharing your continued presence with the world through the witness of our Christian lives. Amen.
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Prayer of the Day: The Witness of Our Christian Lives

God of wholeness, we pray that we may joyfully show, live, preach, and embody Christ for the world, through our callings. Grant us the grace to participate in sharing your continued presence with the world through the witness of our Christian lives. Amen.
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Voice of the Day: Paulo Friere

"When oppressors join in the struggle for liberation they almost always bring with them the marks of their origin ... which include a lack of confidence in the people's ability to think, to want, and to know. They believe that they must be the executors of the transformation. They talk about the people, but they do not trust them." - Paulo Friere Paulo Friere + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Voice of the Day: Paulo Friere

"When oppressors join in the struggle for liberation they almost always bring with them the marks of their origin ... which include a lack of confidence in the people's ability to think, to want, and to know. They believe that they must be the executors of the transformation. They talk about the people, but they do not trust them." - Paulo Friere Paulo Friere + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: Psalm 23:1-4

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. [The Lord] makes me lie down in green pastures; [the Lord] leads me beside still waters; [the Lord] restores my soul. [The Lord] leads me in right paths for [the Lord's] name's sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff-- they comfort me. - Psalm 23:1-4 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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