I wandered into a small 18th Century church in Guanajuato recently, and came across the following prayer, which I think I’d seen in other Mexican churches, but hadn’t really stopped to fully absorb:



It says, in part:

Jesus, you are our peace,

look at our nation damaged by


and scattered by fear and


Comfort the pain of those who


Give wisdom to the decisions of

those who govern us.

Touch the heart of those who

forgot that we are brothers,

and provoke suffering and death…

[Photos: RF]


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