Let us pray that we may experience the sacrament of reconciliation with renewed depth, to taste the infinite mercy of God.
Prayer Read more Read less
Holy Mother of God and Our Mother,
your merciful eyes are resting on us.
You are the first to lead the way
and you accompany us in the testimony of love.
You are the Mother of Mercy that unites us all
under the protection of your mantle.
We entrust ourselves to your maternal help
Following the perennial counsel that you give us
to look at Jesus, the radiant face of God’s mercy.
(adapted Apostolic Letter Misericordia et Misera, n.22)
Here I am on this new day.
Place my heart once more
next to the Heart of your Son Jesus,
who is giving himself for me and who comes to me in the Eucharist.
May your Holy Spirit make me his friend and apostle,
available for his mission of compassion.
I place in your hands my joys and hopes,
my works and sufferings, everything that I am and have,
in communion with my brothers and sisters of this Worldwide Prayer Network.
With Mary, I offer you my day for the mission of the Church
and for the prayer intentions of the Pope and my Bishop for this month.
Attitudes Read more Read less
- “Recognize the immense love of God for me, who never tires of forgiving.” (Pope Francis)
- Acknowledge infidelities to God and the example that I must give as a Christian. Humbly dispose yourself to be forgiven and to acknowledge the lack of God’s tenderness in you. “Nothing of what a repentant sinner places before God’s mercy can be excluded from the embrace of his forgiveness.” (Pope Francis, Misericordia et misera, n.2)
- Welcome and rejoice God’s forgiveness, especially with the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. “Confession is the passage from misery to mercy, it is God’s writing on the heart.” (Pope Francis, March 19, 2019)
- Create a more frequent spiritual habit of asking for forgiveness and forgiving others, of being more of an image of the Mercy of God the Father, especially with the people who hurt me the most. “We are called to live by mercy, because first, mercy has been used with us.” (Pope Francis, Misericordiae Vultus)
- Be merciful, according to this word of Pope Francis, that every attitude, word, gesture, be of healing, help, forgiveness and closeness to those who sin and those who suffer. “Forgiveness is a force that resurrects a new life and instills courage to look to the future with hope.” (Pope Francis, Misericordiae Vultus)