Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Troublesome Intercession

The intercessions, in the Liturgy of the Hours, for the 4th Monday of Lent are particularly challenging, don't you think?

God of power and mercy, give us the spirit of prayer 
and repentance, 
  - with burning love for you and for all mankind. 
Help us to work with you in making all things new in Christ,
  - and in spreading justice and peace throughout the world.
Teach us the meaning and value of creation,
  - so that we may join its voice to ours as we sing your praise.
Forgive us for failing to see Christ in the poor,
the distressed and the troublesome.
  - and for our failure to reverence your Son in their persons. 

1 comment:

  1. Thomas, what a lovely prayer! Thanks for bringing it to the forefront.