Most Merciful God
Beloved Lord Jesus Christ
like the prodigal I have turned away from my Father
I have sought satisfaction in worldly things
Lord and Master who knows the innermost reaches of my heart
rekindle the struggling flame
through your grace lead me back to the narrow path
make fine foods as ash in my mouth
turn my clothes to rags
convert my gold to lead
change my many diversions into boring pursuits
close any avenue that does not lead directly to You
turn my heart back to You, gracious One.
by the intercessions of your most holy and pure mother
have mercy on me, chief among sinners
That's what my week has felt like...and its only Wednesday!
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Have mercy on me a sinner!