Spirit of Justice,
Break open our hearts. Break them wide open.
Let anger pour through
Like strong storms,
Cleansing us of complacency.
Let courage pour through
Like spring storms,
Flooding out fear.
Let zeal pour through
Like blazing summer sun,
Filling us with passion.
Force of justice, grant me
Anger at what is,
Courage to do what must be done,
Passion to break down the walls
Of injustice
And build a land flowing
With milk and honey
For God's beloved.
God's special love.
God's poor ones.

Spirit of Justice,
Break open our hearts."

— Mary Lou Kownacki, OSB