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God of the covenant, you are steadfast, loyal, and true. In faith we pray: 

God, in your love, hear our prayer.  

Make your Church an advocate for the protection of children and the abolishment of child labor. 

God, in your love, hear our prayer.  

Give compassion and good zeal to those who assist the elderly or work in care facilities. 

God, in your love, hear our prayer.  

Help us to further civil rights and to implement strategies that address structural racism. 

God, in your love, hear our prayer.  

Our Father . . .  

May God bless us, protect us from harm, and fill us with peace, through Jesus our justice. Amen. 

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Sr. Susan Barber, OSB

Sister Susan Barber, OSB, is a member of the Benedictine Community of Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison, KS. She received a master’s degree in Music from UMKC and a master’s degree from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Susan is currently the community’s liturgist. She is one of the community’s main organists and pianists. Susan graduated from Souljourners in 2018 and offers retreats at Sophia.

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