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Prayer of the Farm Workers

Written by Cesar E. Chavez

Show me the suffering of the most miserable;

So I will know my people’s plight.

Free me to pray for others;

For you are present in every person.


Help me to take responsibility for my own life;

So that I can be free at last.


Grant me courage to serve others;

For in service there is true life.


Give me honesty and patience;

So that I can work with other workers.


Bring forth song and celebration;

So that the spirit will be alive among us.


Let the spirit flourish and grow;

So we will never tire of the struggle.


Let us remember those who have died for justice;

For they have given us life.


Help us love even those who hate us;

So we can change the world.

Topics: Food and Farming Justice and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 4: Act As We Believe and Point 6: Peace and Justice. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Practice, Prayers, and Readings.

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