Day 251: Authorities in Society (1897-1904)

Prayer by Fr. Mike: “Father in Heaven, you are good, and you are God. And we love you. You are the one who has ultimate authority over all of us. You are. You are Truth, and you are reason. You are good. You are just. You are merciful. You are all-powerful and all-knowing. And you are God. And therefore, you are the ultimate authority to which every one of us answers. Lord God, we ask that you please help us to acknowledge you as our ultimate authority, but also we ask that you please guide those who are in authority over us. Guide those of us who have authority over others so that we can always act with justice, we can always act in Truth, we can always act in right reason, in our judgments and in our decisions. Lord God, every one of us is beholden to authority, and every one of us wields some kind of authority. Help us to be obedient to right authority, and help us to be right authority to those who are obedient to us. We make this prayer in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen”