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Dorothy Day with Homeless Christ

Here is a powerful image called “Dorothy Day with Homeless Christ,” by Kelly Latimore and a quote from Dorothy Day:

“I believe some people -- lots of people -- pray to the witness of their lives through the work they do, the friendships they have, the love they offer people and receive from people. Since when are words the only acceptable form of prayer?" 

Dorothy Day (1897 –1980) was an American journalist turned social activist who was known for her social justice campaigns and her strong faith.

What do you think about prayer without words? What unspoken prayers are in your life? If you haven't thought about prayer like this before, it may be helpful to explore your actions, your passions, relationships and the things you invest your time in. You could focus on praying without words and awareness of connecting with God in natural and informal ways throughout each day.

It may be helpful for you to explore Jesus in each of us and this passage:

"When I was hungry, you gave me something to eat, and when I was thirsty, you gave me something to drink. When I was a stranger, you welcomed me, and when I was naked, you gave me clothes to wear. When I was sick, you took care of me, and when I was in jail, you visited me.” Then the ones who pleased the Lord will ask, “When did we give you something to eat or drink? When did we welcome you as a stranger or give you clothes to wear or visit you while you were sick or in jail?” The king will answer, “Whenever you did it for any of my people, no matter how unimportant they seemed, you did it for me.” Matthew 25:35‭-‬40 CEV

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