PRAYER OF THE MODERN IRISH CATHOLIC

Heavenly Father, help me lament the loss of the aborted little baby but continue to love it’s mother…
Lord Jesus, help me to proclaim the beauty of your gift of sexuality and not shun my transgender fellow pilgrim…
Holy Spirit, help me to be faithful to my life of faith without judging my sisters and brothers who appear to have chosen different paths…
Heavenly Father, help me pray for those who failed to love as they would like to have done…
Lord Jesus, let me never use bad names such as ‘scumbag’ and ‘low life’ about my sisters and brothers, your children….
Holy Spirit, help me to remember that all your children, especially those who lost their way, should be accorded the honour they deserve…
Heavenly Father, help me find ways of giving all people the dignity they deserve even if they have done serious wrong…
Lord Jesus, help me temper the law, including the law of the Church with compassion…..
Holy Spirit, give me the courage to be the one to apologise, sue for peace, and extend the hand of friendship…
Heavenly Father, help me be the one to end the cruel stony silence…
Lord Jesus, help us forgive your Church, for the times of harshness and abuse…
Holy Spirit, give us a deep understanding of Jesus and his message of love, joy and peace….
Heavenly Father, help us forgive those who held us too tightly, who were afraid to let go…
Lord Jesus, help us purify how we love, to become more selfless each day…
Holy Spirit, give us your gift of deep joy, that we might be a living witness to God’s presence in the world….
Heavenly Father, help us become true sisters and brothers to the sun, moon and stars…
Lord Jesus, help us become true ecological warriors…
Holy Spirit, help us respect and treasure the air and the sea….
Heavenly Father, that we might be true protectors and defenders of the vulnerable….
Lord Jesus, that we might cherish the sick and the elderly….
Holy Spirit, that you might open our hearts to greater faith, greater hope and greater love…

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