“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Luke 18:13 (NIV)

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TODAY’S WORD…

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“God, have mercy on me, a sinner.”

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– Luke 18:13 (NIV)

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REFLECTION…

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This is a short but very full prayer,

it is a humble confession that comes from the very depths of the heart.

.This prayer is also a humble petition, seeking God’s mercy and forgiveness.

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Prayer, in addition to being persevering and full of faith, must flow from the heart,

from the heart that recognises its errant nature

and truly repents of its sins.

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Go, therefore, humble and repentant before God,

and plead, with sincerity, “God, have mercy on me, a sinner”

– and the Lord, who recognises and never spurns a meek and truly contrite heart,

will generously pour out His loving and forgiving grace on you.

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QUOTE…

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"Interior repentance is a radical reorientation of our whole life,

a return, a conversion to God with all our heart,

an end of sin, a turning away from evil,

with repugnance toward the evil actions we have committed.

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At the same time it entails the desire and resolution to change one’s life,

with hope in God’s mercy and trust in the help of His grace.

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This conversion of heart is accompanied by a salutary pain and sadness

…“affliction of spirit” and “repentance of heart”.”

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– Catechism of the Catholic Church. CCC 1431

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

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