Day 187: The Church’s Sacrificial Unity (1369-1372)

Prayer by Fr. Mike: “Father in Heaven, we give you praise and glory and thank you. We thank you for your universal Church. We thank you for the Church that is visible, that we have a structure, that we are united with our bishop. We thank you that we are united with the Holy Father, our Pope, that you gave to us. Lord God, thank you for giving us this visible structure of the Church that we can point to, that we can look to, that we can hear from it, that we can be led and taught by. We also thank you God for the invisible Church, your invisible Body, that we cannot see, but we do know is even more real than anything we can see. All the saints and angels in heaven that continually give you praise, we thank you and unite our prayers with their prayers. We thank you for all the souls in Purgatory who by your great love are being purified at this very moment so that they can see you face to face for eternity. Lord God, may you be glorified, please care for those-purify those souls in Purgatory. Help them become-to have hearts like yours so that they can see your face and experience your glory. Help us the same way, Lord God. Help us in that same way that purify our hearts, mend our broken hearts, strengthen us so that we can race towards you with your grace, with your help, with your love as our fuel. We make this prayer in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen”