Speaking the Truth

We don’t like to speak the truth about evil because we’re going to hurt somebody. Let me tell you, you are going to hurt somebody, but that Somebody is God. If you would rather hurt God than your neighbor, there is something wrong with your spirituality. It’s your obligation to speak the truth and everyone can either take it or leave it. But truth must be in us. We live in such poverty of the truth today.
- Mother Angelica

Thursday, February 5, 2009

A Prayer for Inner Healing

Lord God, Father of all, we come before Thee today
empty with our soul in need of healing. We need that
confidence and hope that comes from Your Holy Spirit.
Help us to realize Your love for us and to give that love to
our neighbor. We need to build and renew. There is in
each of us something in our memory that keeps us from
being compassionate and merciful. So deeply rooted are
the gnawing resentments that they obstruct us from the
good You have for us. We ask You to reach into each of our
memories now and heal them. Touch that unforgiving
spirit within us and drive it away, Father. We know You
forgive us, but we find it so hard to forgive ourselves.
Remove all the regrets of the past. Lord Father, we know
You are present now and beg You to remove all of our guilt
and make us new so we can be used by Your Son. Lord
Father, reach in and heal us all and fill us with the love
and compassion that surpasses all understanding.

- Mother Angelica


Shelley K. said...

What a beautiful prayer. I really love your site. Keep spreading the word of the Lord.

Karen said...

Thanks so much Shelley!! It's nice to know there are people like you out there who appreciate our Lord like I do, and many other Catholics!

Inner Healing said...

Inner healing is vital!

~♥Jessica♥~ said...

thank you for sharing this I'm using blog Prayer of Inner Healing in monthly newsletter for deployed/rear military families along w/author never take credit for others writings just like to share & past them forward so that they will make impactful difference in their own lives.

Karen said...

Jessica, I'm sorry it took me so long to respond to you. That's a great idea. Hope your newsletter works out! Sounds like a wonderful thing you are doing.