Prayer for Saturday after Ash Wednesday   3 comments

Statue of Reconciliation, Located in the Nave of the Medieval Coventry Cathedral, Which Nazi German Bombs Destroyed During World War II

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Prayer Source = Jonathan Montaldo, compiler, Lent and Easter Wisdom from Thomas Merton:  Daily Scripture and Prayers Together with Thomas Merton’s Own Words (Liguori, MO:  Liguori, 2007), page 9

Prayer by Jonathan Montaldo


Remove from my heart its malicious tongue that does not speak of peace

but only of war and hate.

Let me recognize by your grace and teaching the sins of my mouth,

the harm I do so casually by my malicious words.

Let me fast this Lent from all talk that puts down my neighbor,

reviles my perceived enemies,

and creates division instead of community.

Lord, make my mouth an instrument of your peace.

Posted January 22, 2011 by neatnik2009 in Lent/Confession of Sin 2000s

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