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A Prayer for Repentance
Christ our Savior, we live in troubled times. Terrorism and civil unrest exist in so many places around the world. Threats of war and political mistrust are constant reminders of the tensions that exist among nations. People live in fear and suffer much at the hands of others.
Help us and the leaders of our nations to find ways to bring more peace and love back into our world. As we work to foster more love in our families and neighborhoods, may our government officials find ways to cooperate with each other so that all people may live better and safer lives, free from hatred and fear.
Help our leaders to realize that bigger and more destructive weapons do not ensure peace, but on the contrary, often provoke armed conflicts. Let us all work for peace in the world by showing more love and care for each other. Hear us, O loving Savior. Amen.
Lord Jesus Christ
you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father, and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him.
Show us your face and we will be saved.
Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money;
the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things;
made Peter weep after his betrayal,
and assured Paradise to the repentant thief.
Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us, the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman:
“If you knew the gift of God!”
You are the visible face of the invisible Father,
of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy:
let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified.
You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness
in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error:
let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God.
Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing, so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord, and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor, proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed,
and restore sight to the blind.
We ask this of you, Lord Jesus, through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy; you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever. Amen.
Recently I happened across a Public TV documentary on Martin Luther. What struck me most was Luther's reflection on penance and repentance -- that we are called not so much to do penance for our sins but to truly repent for our sins from our hearts and our entire being.
What does that mean? Say that I don't "like" my little brother. He's a nuisance when I have friends over. He's always in my stuff; in short he's a real pain in my life. So.... for Lent I decide I won't hit or punch him as a penance. Well, that sounds like a good gesture on my part and I'm sure my little brother will be extremely happy that he's not getting punched, but has my "penance" really changed my relationship with my brother. Probably not - now I just ignore him and I still don't like him.
Repentance on the other hand would mean not only do I not hit him, but that I try to like and love him more. In other words, I really want to change my attitude toward him. That would come from my heart and I would be changed. Pray for true repentance this month.
A Prayer for Repentance
Mar. 17 - St. Patrick's Day
Mar. 19 -27 - Monthly Novena to St. Joseph
Mar. 19 - St. Joseph, Husband of Mary
Mar. 22 - Monthly evening Holy Hour
Mar. 25 - Palm Sunday
Mar. 29-31 - Holy Thurs., Good Fri., Holy Sat.