Novena of Penance and Prayer: Day 9
Fast: Don’t eat sweets or desert
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 entire world. We pray that your light would reach the darkest corners of human life and transform all those who walk in sin. Please help us to be merciful, loving, kind, and compassionate. Have mercy on us and on the whole world.
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.