Day 197: Forms of Penance (1434-1439)

Prayer by Fr. Mike: “Father in Heaven, we praise you. We glorify your name. We thank you for not giving up on us. We thank you for constantly, constantly calling us to turn from sin, to turn towards your heart, towards your love, towards your mercy, towards your grace. Help us, Lord, each day to become more and more like you, to become more and more like your Son, Jesus Christ, who has a heart that hates sin, a heart that loves you, a heart that loves us. Jesus has a heart that loves the poor and those others forget. God, give us a heart like his. Help us. Help us to hate what he hates. Help us to love what he loves. And help us to become like our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We make this prayer in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen”