Day 259: The New Commandment (1970-1974)

Prayer by Fr. Mike: “Father in Heaven, we give you praise and glory. We love you. And we also know that we do not love you enough. We don’t love you purely. We don’t love you as you deserve to be loved. And we don’t love you as we’re made to love you. So give us your Holy Spirit, please. Please, give us your Holy Spirit so that we can love you the way you deserve. The way you made us to be able to love you. Give us your Holy Spirit so that we can follow your Law. Not just in external actions, but in the depths of our hearts. Lord God, go all the way to the root. And touch the root. Transform the root, not just the fruit of our actions, but where they come from. Transform our hearts. You promised to give us new hearts. Lord God, give us those hearts this day. We make this prayer in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen”