Day 199: The Sacrament of Forgiveness (1446-1454)

Prayer by Fr. Mike: “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. God in Heaven, you are good and you are love and you call us back to yourself constantly. You continue to offer us and all peoples of the world reconciliation. You offer us your forgiveness because you are not only just, you are merciful. You not only are good and fair, you also extend your grace to us. And grace that we do not deserve, but a grace that we do need. You give us your mercy. Lord God, help us to enter into your mercy. Help us, help us to allow your mercy to enter into us. And give us the grace today to whatever it is that is our sin, whatever it is that is keeping us away from you, to say, yes, to your love, to say, yes, to your grace, and to say, yes, to mercy. Break our hearts. Break our hearts and make us contrite. Break our hearts and help us fall more and more in love with you. Help us to hate sin and to love you. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen”