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Daily Prayer

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

My appointed time draws near.

Jesus, every day
you invite me into God’s life.
You ask me to open
my heart and believe
that you really do
bring Good News about
a God so in love with us
that you would share our life
and even die for us--
a God who reaches out
to sinners and outcasts,
a God who wants me to be healed
and to share in the fullness of life.

Jesus, again and again you call me
to this fullness of life.
You invite me to believe in you,
to move away from darkness
and into your light,
and to do what I can
to bring healing
and peace to our world.

You invite me
into God’s life of compassion--
reaching out for forgiveness,
granting forgiveness freely
to all who ask it,
and seeking justice
for all who have been treated unjustly.

You ask me to join
my sufferings to yours,
and to believe that God’s
love, compassion, and justice
will have the last word,
that your life, death, and resurrection
really do matter,
and that, in the end,
the fullness of
the joyful kingdom will come.

Jesus, may the Holy Triduum
that begins tomorrow
sum up my Lenten prayer,
guide me to say yes to all you ask,
and lead me closer
to the fullness of your life. Amen.

For a prayer for today from Evelyn Underhill, see page 4 in the Holy Week 2014 issue of Living with Christ.

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