Prayer for the week: O God of our ancestors, help us to stand with those who have been afraid to speak out, with those who have lost faith because of what they suffered within religious institutions. Help us to be a haven for those who yearn for freedom and respect
that comes through the healing of memories of abuse, trauma and oppression.
Jesus, brother and savior, help us to work in partnership as Columbian missionaries,
so that we can give witness to what it means to live out new ways of being on mission,
of being church, of being Christian, and of being human. Let us overcome the scourge of clericalism and structures of exclusion by the manner in which we seek to work together
as women, men and children,