Sometimes we may be tempted to pray for people and events rather than responding to urgent needs. Concepcion Camacho RSCJ, is a former Superior General of the Society of the Sacred Heart. She suggests that contemplative prayer leads us to feel and respond to the urgent needs of the world. Reflecting on her words we can ask ourselves: – do our prayers embrace the whole human family and its needs? – contemplating the people and events of the day, do we encounter the pierced Heart of Jesus? – how are we taking part in building a more human world?