27 April, 2010

An invitation to join in a prayer for healing

H/T to Michael Brandon (Freedom Through Truth) for this delightful post by an American (religious?) who blogs to offer and inspire prayer as the remedy for the sex abuse scandals.

She does not diminish the evil, nor the steps needed to erase it from the Church. Nor does she condemn the media for (most of) their reporting. She recognizes the harm and the good being done through their exposing rot within the 'wood' in parts of 'Peter's barque'. This is a necessary step in any effective repair: to determine the extent of the corruption and then apply the necessary remedy to bring about healing.

Thus she prays for healing: for the victims, the church and in the world.

Here is a prayer she invites all to join:

Lord Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit, go back into my memory as I sleep. Every hurt that has ever been done to me, heal that hurt. Every hurt that I have ever caused another person, heal that hurt. All the relationships that have been damaged in my whole life that I am not aware of , heal those relationships. But, O Lord, if there is anything that I need to do, If I need to go to a person because he or she is still suffering from my hand, bring to my awareness that person. I choose to forgive, and I ask to be forgiven. Remove whatever bitterness may be in my heart, Lord, and fill the empty spaces with your love. Amen. 

found at Daily Word of Life: Catholic Prayers http://www.daily-word-of-life.com/catholic_prayers.htm


  1. What a wonderful Christlike approach...a prayer that will bring about real healing...all of us need God's mercy and we should never forget that we are all sinners... i think the ONLY difference is that some sins are much more public than others.

  2. Very true Mary, very true.

    Fr. Tim


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