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Offline Fr. David

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Prayers for Love of Enemy
« on: April 10, 2006, 09:04:29 AM »
Hey, all...

Without going into specifics, I'd like to ask for prayer from all of you for an issue regarding someone in my life which, in the spirit of Lent (reconciliation and all that), I am going to attempt to reach out to in charity in the next few days.  I have no idea how this is going to be received by this person--my gesture may be received with gratitude (albeit a confused gratitude, since all the contact we've had has been rather hostile), or with derision--but regardless, this needs to be done, for my own sake as much (if not more) as the sake of this person, since my thoughts towards this person have been cruel, dark, and hateful lately.

Please pray that I might "offer the olive branch" with a pure heart and repentance and, whatever the outcome on the other person's end, I might at least find peace towards this person in my own heart.
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Re: Prayers for Love of Enemy
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2006, 10:05:36 AM »
What a wonderful thing to do.  God bless you on this!

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Re: Prayers for Love of Enemy
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2006, 09:03:41 PM »
It will be an honor to assist you with prayer for this worthy endeavor!

Lord have mercy!
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Re: Prayers for Love of Enemy
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2006, 11:10:53 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Prayers for Love of Enemy
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2006, 11:22:50 PM »
I'll pray for you.  Lord have mercy.

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Re: Prayers for Love of Enemy
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2006, 11:49:51 PM »
May God help you, Pedro. Lord, have mercy.

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Re: Prayers for Love of Enemy
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2006, 12:25:44 AM »
wow, people still do this? I assumed people only prayed about peace and didn't really do anything.

Even if the initial response is not positive, you are starting a healing process, which is the most important thing.

God bless you