Mother Teresa was an Albanian Catholic nun who became known around the world for her works of mercy. In this prayer excerpted from The Notre Dame Book of Prayer by Heidi Schlumpf, she calls out to God for those in the world suffering from injustice.

An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll reveals that a majority of Americans now say that race relations in the United States are bad. This prayer asks the Hope of the World to break our chains of hatred.

The murders in the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, where people had gathered for Bible study filled our hearts with sorrow. We pray for help to think about this tragedy's significance and for courage to stand up to violence of all kinds.