Since the efforts to enter into dialogue about Campus Security at
Villanova have come to little, please join in a prayer that seeks to
affirm and deepen awareness of our Catholic and Augustinian identity,
the basis for real change. Let us be two or three or many, many more (Mt 18:20) who pray in His name!
Ignite Hearts Prayer
Come Holy Spirit, inspire the Villanova community
to face the fear that plagues our world and tempts us
to ignore the prophetic warning of Matthew 26:52:
“those who live by the sword will die by the sword.”
Let your love free me from fear (1 John 4:18).
Intercede, St. Augustine,
for this community that we may
know and follow your example of pleading for peace
in a violent world with well-chosen words
generous heart. Give me the patience and
needed to seek peace and justice today.
Help me, O God, to minister your peace and mercy,
to the most
vulnerable in this community – those who
are marginalized, disheartened or with no
Give all of us new daring, to stand with one
and to know that you are the one to keep us safe.
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.