Prayer for Our Times

Here is a Prayer which is very relevant for the times we live. The world is corrupted with all kinds of sin and people are abandoning Christian Faith and Values. We have killed the unborn and called it choice. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have rejected God and immorality has engulfed the world. Let us turn back to God and beg him for forgiveness.

In a selfish world that seeks to destroy You O Lord, and in a world mounted with false gods and pyramids of pleasure, we seek You O Lord, with a loving and sincere heart.

In a listless world that has lost its divine beat and pulsates erratically with hate, envy and jealousy, greed and every type of crime, we listen for the comforting words You uttered to a little girl when You took her by the hand and said, “Telitha Koum” – Little girl, rise.

In a faithless world we strive to touch the hem of Your garment and our reach is not long enough, it seems. Our courage is hardly reflective of Your undying loyalty and love for us.

In a blind world we search the walls and wells of time, for at least some small penetrating light to restore our faith in You O Lord, and to leave all things directed to Almighty God.

In a musty and ill-smelling world sunken very low in the foul odors of our sexually obsessed society, we look to You, O Lord, for relief from the swamp of filth and corruption, to make our senses wholly responsive to the Divine Banquet and the Last Supper in reparation for our sins and the sins of others.

The Last Supper became the beginning of our frequent covenant with You, O Lord, in the incensation of the oblation by the angels themselves and in the Divine-Human harmony.

In a deaf, indifferent and unconcerned world, O Lord, grant us the hearing of the Holy Word and never close the Holy Words to us. We hope to share in Your life, in Your peace, in Your justice that we remain always in perfect accord with You.

May the deep springs of grace issue forth the gifts and the fruits of the Holy Spirit so that we too may be filled with Divine Love and with Divine Compassion. We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ, who dwells in eternity with the Father and The Holy Spirit, One God, now and forever, Amen.

~ Rev Francis A . Wisniewski C.S.V

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