Novena of Penance and Prayer: Day 7
Fast: Don’t use Climate Control (AC or heat) in your car today
Pray: Lord Jesus, we come to you with heavy hearts. You wept at the tomb of your friend Lazarus, and so you must also weep now as sin and corruption infect your Church and wound your children. We turn to you with confidence, trusting that where sin abounds, your grace abounds more. Please guide us, heal us, and have mercy on us.
Today we bring to you the families of those who have been sexually abused by clergy. Their anger and heartache is unfathomable. We pray that they would turn to you in their pain and not lose faith in you and your Holy Church. Please help them minister to their loved ones with gentleness and kindness.
Lord, we offer You this prayer, in union with the Father and the Holy Spirit, and with the motherly intercession of our Blessed Lady, Comforter of the Afflicted. Amen.