Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Representing Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners
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World AIDS Day prayer vigil

Join the 24-hour vigil on December 1 to pray for those living with HIV and AIDS and for those whose lives were cut short due to HIV or AIDS. The following article was published in the November-December 2017 issue of NewsNotes.

Add your name and the time when you wish to pray on December 1 to the list at

Hours are posted according to Eastern Standard Time – for instance, if you are in Nairobi and wish to pray at 9 AM (Nairobi time), please choose 1 AM on the list.

We offer the Maryknoll AIDS Task Force Prayer:

God of all compassion,
Comfort your sons and daughters
Who live with HIV.
Spread over us all your quilt of mercy,
Love and peace.

Open our eyes to your presence
Reflected in their faces. 
Open our ears to your truth
Echoing in their hearts.
Give us the strength
To weep with the grieving,
To walk with the lonely,
To stand with the depressed.

May our love mirror your love
For those who live in fear,
Who live under stress and
Who suffer rejection.

Mothering, fathering God
Grant rest to those who have died
And hope to all who live with HIV.

God of life, help us to find the cure now
And help us to build a world in which 
No one dies alone and where 
Everyone lives accepted
Wanted and loved.