Day 161: The Liturgy of the Hours (1174-1178)

Prayer by Fr. Mike: “Father in Heaven, we give you thanks and praise. We ask you to please send your Holy Spirit to be with us now. Send your Holy Spirit to fill our minds and our hearts. Lord, especially in Jesus’ name, I ask you to cast out any spirit of false guilt that anyone who is joining us today might be experiencing. That false guilt where I feel like I am doing something wrong, but I am not doing anything wrong. Where I feel like I am not doing enough when I am doing exactly what you are asking me to do. Lord God, in the name of Jesus your Son, cast out that spirit of false guilt. Give us a true sense of guilt. Give us a true awareness of where it is you are calling us to act, where you are calling us to speak, where you are calling us to refrain from acting or speaking. Lord, help us in our weakness. Help us in our ignorance. Help us in our blindness and in our deafness. To be able to silence that voice of false guilt and to be attentive to the Holy Spirit who convicts us and leads us into all Truth. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen”