If we presume on his mercy, may the Lord alert us and shatter our complacency; if we are doubting his mercy, may he affirm in us the reality of his forgiveness. May we, as the Church encourage and warn, rebuke the sin, but love the sinner.
May the Lord raise up prophets to speak out his truth, and draw attention to whatever needs changing in our world, our expectations and assumptions, our management of resources and finances, our systems of government and our attitudes. May all peoples come to recognise his truth.
May the Lord fill our homes and places of work with so much love that tensions and barriers melt away, conflicts are resolved and troubles lightened by being lovingly shared. May hearts which had given up be opened again to his love.
May all in misery and despair turn to find the Lord close beside them, in their heartache, not condemning but loving them in their pain. May all who are locked in terror or guilt be set free, and may those whom long-term illness wearies be strengthened to persevere, freed from resentment.
We commend to the Father’s mercy all who have died, and thank him for that eternal healing which frees us from all pain and suffering.
Published on: 14-11-2020