Access to Safe Water
It’s a Human Right!
On March 22, people around the world will join together for World Water Day which is an international observance and an opportunity to learn more about water related issues, be inspired to tell others and take action to make a difference.
This year’s theme is ‘Leaving No One Behind,’ exploring ways in which people who have been marginalized or ignored gain access to safe water as their basic human right.
2.1 billion people live without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive.
For more than 100 years, the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers have been ministering to the poor and marginalized throughout the world. Over the decades, we’ve helped provide clean water for people by finding ways to harvest rain water with appropriate filtering systems, as well as spearheading projects for sand dams and new wells.
Please pray for those around the world who do not have access to safe water.
God of Creation
In the beginning, Your Spirit
hovered over the waters
and showered blessings upon
our beautiful Earth.
You spared Noah and his family
as your waters cleansed evil from the world.
Moses led your people to freedom
through the parted waters
of the Red Sea
and Jesus, Your Son and Our Lord,
received baptism in the waters of the Jordan.
Yet today, Lord, too many of Your children thirst
for Your blessing of clean water.
Too many die for lack of clean water to drink
or with which to bathe or wash their clothing.
Help us to help them
by sharing the abundance of the Earth
that their lives may once again
be blessed with health, happiness
and newness of life.
We pray in your Holy Name,
~ Father Joseph R. Veneroso, M.M.
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