Prayer is one of the ways we restore dignity to the least, the last, and the lost. Prayer restores the dignity of order over disorder, the dignity of wholeness over demons, the dignity of health over disease, the dignity of life over death, In prayer, we are engaged in a political activity, for we seek to further God’s work of redemption by offering our love in inter_cessory prayer and action, to be used by God for the healing and transformation of creation. By its nature, then, prayer for others, and ourselves, is political because we are asking God to intervene with power in a particular situation.

-Br. James Koester, SSJE

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