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Weekly Prayer

Sunday, October 26, 2014

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart…”

Father, sometimes I fear
I am very far from
the kingdom of God.
I know how divided
my loyalties are,
how selfish I can be.

And you know it too.
That’s what’s so amazing!
You know me,
and you are still
passionately in love with me.
This is real love--
real enough to share
my human existence,
strong enough to die
on a cross,
extravagant enough
to offer me life.

Can I really believe
in a love so fantastic? 
I often envy people who feel
a strong abiding sense
of your love for them.
It doesn’t come that easily for me.

Help me, Father,
to see glimpses of your love.
Help me to see it
in the people around me
who look out for others,
who forgive,
who respond with compassion and care,
who work for peace,
who take another’s hand
on the worst of days
to let them know
they are loved.

Loving God, you dream of a kingdom
where we will love you
the way you love us--
with all your heart, soul,
mind, and strength.
Help me to see and respond
to all the signs of your love.
Help me to move a little closer
to your kingdom.

  Fr. Richard Lamoureux, AA Photo
Fr. Richard Lamoureux, AA
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