Weekly Reflection - 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 17, 2018

As I was going through my computer files, I ran across this prayer I wrote some years ago. I have told you all a number of times that while purity often touches on our human sexuality it actually encompasses the fullness of our beings. Once we truly have a pure heart we seek only God’s will, love as he loves, and think as he thinks. It seemed an appropriate gift to you as I near the end of my time here.

Lord have mercy: Lord have mercy

Christ have mercy: Christ have mercy

Lord have mercy: Lord have mercy

From the power of the Evil One: Lord protect us

From the power of sin: Lord protect us

From the power of evil: Lord protect us

From the power of the flesh: Lord protect us

From every evil desire: Lord protect us

From every evil thought: Lord protect us

From every evil impulse: Lord protect us

From every evil action: Lord protect us

From the desire to dominate: Lord protect us

From the desire to command: Lord protect us

From the desire to control: Lord protect us

From the desire to grasp: Lord protect us

From the fear of loneliness: Lord protect us

From the fear of stress: Lord protect us

From the fear of commitment: Lord protect us

From the fear of the past: Lord protect us

From the fear of the present: Lord protect us

From the fear of the future: Lord protect us

From the fear of our sexuality: Lord protect us

From the fear of our humanity: Lord protect us

From the fear of ourselves: Lord protect us

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world:

Spare us, O Lord

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world:

Graciously hear us, O Lord

Lamb of God you take away the sins of the world:

Have mercy on us.

 

Prayers Always,

Fr. Joseph Altenhofen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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