Day 262: Habitual and Actual Grace (1996-2001)

Prayer by Fr. Mike: “Father in Heaven, we do pray in the name of your Son, Jesus. We pray that you receive our gifts, you receive our talents, that you receive our time, that you receive our attention. Lord God, how great of a gift it is that you give us this world and fill it with so much life and so much goodness. The least that we can give you right now is our attention. The least that we can give you is when we look at this world you have created, when we look at these lives that we are surrounded by, we look at our life, the life you gave us, the least we can do is be attentive to it. The least we can do is notice. Lord God, help us to notice what you have done in our lives. Help us to recognize your grace. Help us to avoid sin, avoid the distortion of your good, help us to avoid the absence of your good. Help us to avoid evil, and help us to do this by the power of your grace. We make this prayer in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen”