Day 232: Man Is Made in the Image of God (1699-1715)

Prayer by Fr. Mike: “Father in Heaven, we give you praise. Thank you so much. Thank you for this group of people. Thank you for this community of CIYers. Thank you for helping each one of us today to press play. Thank you for helping each one of us today to be open, once again, to your high call, to be open, once again, to what it is, not just that what you want from us, but what you want for us. You have made us in your very image. And you call us to treat everyone we meet as they are made, in your image. So, today, Father, we don’t just want to have the idea that every human person has dignity. We want to have the reality. We want to have that change our actions. How we look at people, how we treat people, how we speak to them, how we think of them. Help us to never ever forget that the people surrounding us are made in your image and likeness. The people surrounding us have an incredible dignity that cannot be taken away. Help us to treat each other in that dignity, and to treat ourselves with that dignity. And by doing so, help us to honor you. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen”