“Remain Here and Keep Watch with Me”

As Catholics, we recognize that prayer is of the utmost importance. In our mission to act with the Church to help the poor overseas, we begin with prayer. As we reach out to our sisters and brothers, we first seek God’s grace and guidance, and then we work, animated by the Spirit that connects us.

Each month, we publish a new prayer that we ask the Church to join us in praying. Seeking God’s guidance together, we are drawn closer together, and perhaps get a peek beyond the veil at the Kingdom he has promised, as together we work to make that Kingdom a reality for all.

We invite you to join us in praying this prayer with us each month, sharing it with families, parishes, and networks, so our hearts may be one and steadfast as we turn again to the work of the Lord: to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome the stranger, clothe the naked, care for the sick and the captive.

And so we pray …

Our Prayer for March

Remain Here and Keep Watch with Me

Lord of Gethsemane, Lord of Golgotha,

As you faced the injustices and assaults of your final hours,
And even despair,
You asked only that your friends stay close as long as they could.
Your solemn request was a cry for solidarity.My soul is sorrowful even to death;
Remain here and keep watch with me.

Download this prayer as a PDF.



Through the ages, the Body of Christ is assaulted still
In the suffering of your people.
Help us keep faithful, drawing closer,
As in their cry, we again hear the plea you made
Resounding through the centuries and repeated anew.

Remain here and keep watch with me.

Remain here and keep watch.

Remain here and keep.

Remain here.

Remain …

Here we are, Lord.
We are here.





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