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Praying with Bakhita

Reflect

St. Josephine Bakhita bore scars throughout her body from years of slavery, yet her courageous heart remained unblemished. She forgave her enslavers because she understood something they could not: Love will always conquer hate.


Pray

Dear God,
Josephine Bakhita endured horrors
I cannot fathom,
yet her bravery,
her mercy,
and her warrior spirit
could not be restrained
by man-made chains.
Teach me to forgive as she forgave
and to love as she loved.
Help me to understand
what she understood with such clarity:
True freedom can only come
from you.
Amen.


Act

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