Day 298: Respect for Others (2284-2287)

Prayer by Fr. Mike: “Father in Heaven, we call upon the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, and ask you to send us your Holy Spirit to convict our hearts in the truth and to convict our hearts in the truth, not only of sin, but also of grace. Not only of our weakness and brokenness, but also of your healing and your power to redeem. Lord God, if we are guilty of the sin of scandal that because of our choices, because of our example, because of our words, we have led others away from you, or led others away from your truth that we have not borne witness to you, in truth and in love, we repent of that, and we ask that you please help those people, help those people that we have led away. Help them now. Bring them home. Lord God, in spite of us, but because of your love, bring them home. Bring them back to you. Lord God, let our tears at being the cause of scandal, let our sorrow at being the cause of scandal touch your Sacred Heart and move your Sacred Heart to bring them back to you. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen”