Day 354: The Prayer of the Church (2765-2772)

Prayer by Fr. Mike: “Father in Heaven, in the name of Jesus Christ, in the power of your Holy Spirit, we ask that you please, please renew in us a Spirit of adoption. Renew in us that Spirit that enables us to cry out, ‘Abba! Father!’ Lord God, in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, we ask that you please renew that in us so that when we pray, we can pray not only with our words and our lips, but also in the depths of our heart, in our very lives. Lord God, in this moment, we give you this moment. In this moment, we give you the rest of our day. In this moment, we give you the rest of this week, the rest of this month, the rest of this year. In this moment, Lord God, we give you the rest of our lives. In this moment, we entrust to you everything. Our cares, our worries, our work, our family, our friends. Everything that battles for our attention, Lord God, we entrust them to you, and we trust you with them. Lord God, come and meet us in our need. Teach us to pray, and help us to live in such a way that you are known, that you are loved, and that your children would come to know and love you as well. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen”