A Daily 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 repentence that restores
hope. May prisoners' families
persevere in their love.
Jesus, heal the victims 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!