LaRed Latina of the Intermountain Southwest.

"Because we have suffered, and we are not afraid to suffer in order to survive, we are ready to give up everything even our lives in our struggle for justice." -- Cesar E. Chavez

ORACION DEL CAMPESINO EN LA LUCHA: por Cesar E. Chavez

   
                    ORACION DEL CAMPESINO EN LA LUCHA:

                       Escrito por: -- Cesar E. Chavez


               Ensename el sufrimiento de los mas desafortunados;

                   Asi conocere el dolor de mi pueblo.

                   Librame a orar por los demas;

                   Porque estas presente en cada persona.
 
              Ayudame a tomar, responsabilidad de mi propia vida;

                    Solo asi, sere libre al fin.

                    Concedeme valentia para servir al projimo;

                    Porque en la entrega hay vida verdadera.

                    Consedeme honradez y paciencia;

             Para que yo pueda trabajar junto con otros trabajadores.

                   Alumbranos con el canto y la celebracion;

                   Para que levanten el Espiritu entre nosotros.

                   Que el Espiritu florezca y cresca;

                   Para que no nos cansemos entere la lucha.

             Nos acordamos de los que han caido por la justicia;

                  Porque a nosotros han entregado la vida.

                  Ayudanos a amar aun a los que nos odian;

                  Asi podemos cambiar el mundo

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                     PRAYER OF THE FARM WORKER' STRUGGLE

                     Written by: -- Cesar E. Chavez


                Show me the suffering of the most miserable;

                     so I will know my people's plight.

                     Free me to pray for others;

                     for you are present in every person.

                Help me take responsibility for my own life;

                    so that I can be free at last.

                    Grant me courage to serve my brethren;

                    for in service there is true life.

                    Give me honesty and patience;
  
                    so that we can work with other workers.

                    Bring forth song and celebration;

                so that the Spirit will be alive among us.

                    Let the Spirit flourish and grow;

                 so that we will never tire of the struggle.

                 Let us remember those who have died for justice;
 
                      for they have given us life.

                 Help us love even those who hate us;

                     so we can change the world.

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