RE9, Term 3, Week 6: Prayers and reflections

Forgive Me

Heavenly Father, there are no words to express how bad I feel every time I break your heart.  I don't like feeling guilty and ashamed. Lord, I need Your touch right now.  Like Paul, I am in conflict with myself.  “For I do not do what I want, but do the very thing that I hate.” (Romans 7:15) I am so sorry!  Father, I ask for Your forgiveness right now.  Without forgiveness I am nothing.  With Your forgiveness I am whole again.  I praise Your Name!  Amen. 

For Some Help

Please give us, Father-God, 
a clean start for beginners, 
intelligence to the young, 
aid to those who are running hard, 
repentance to those who fall, 
a revived spirit to those who are lukewarm, 
and to those who have given their best 
a good ending. 
Amen.

St Irenaeus of Lyon (d. AD 202)

Jesus, be the Lord of my life

Jesus, I know I am a sinner.
I thank you for dying on the cross for me.
I confess with my mouth that I believe in my heart
that you are the Son of God.
I believe you are the Lord
and that God raised you from the dead.
Please, forgive me of my sins.
Wash my heart clean.
Come live in my life.
Be the Lord of my life.
Fill me with your holy spirit.
Teach me to walk with you
and live for you the rest of my life.
Thank you for saving me
and for giving me the gift of eternal life
in Heaven with you. Amen.

Lord, make me an instrument

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Amen.