Help us recognise others’ loneliness, so we can reach out with a smile, a gesture, or a sign of our caring, for no one is exempt from loneliness from time to time. Teach us also to offer the gift of hospitality to neighbours, co-workers, students, parishioners, or anyone who is new in a given situation, so they will feel welcomed and not alone.
Give us the grace to trust in Jesus’ words:
“Remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20.
Make us instruments of your care and concern, Lord, especially to those with no family and no friends.
All this we pray in the name of your loving Son, Jesus.
An excerpt from Let’s Begin with a Prayer Sally Macke