Convert me, I pray....

For the contracepting Catholics....

For the miss Sunday Mass (and Holy Days of Obligation) Catholics...

For the Catholics who worship their own intellect, viewing Church Teachings as something they can pick and choose from....

For the Catholics who don't believe in or demean Christ's Real Presence in the Eucharist...

For the Catholics who feel it's not a big issue if someone chooses to abort the body of (whose body is it? the voiceless babies) a beating heart within them...

And for Catholics, like myself, who need to be better examples. Who get discouraged over nominal Catholics and forget to pray for them, regularily, for their conversion and for our own...

I AM A SINNER, TOO.  I NEED THE HOLY MASS & MY CATHOLIC FAITH to guide me to the life that is to come.

Prayer to St. Anthony, intercessor for lost things...like LOST faith....

Loving Saint Anthony you always reached out in compassion to those who had lost their faith. You were especially concerned because they had lost access to the healing words of Jesus found in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and in the nourishing presence of Jesus in the Sacrament of the Eucharist.

Intercede for (name) who has stopped practicing his/her faith. Reawaken in his/her heart a love for our Church and the sacraments, and enkindle in his/her heart a sense of forgiveness for the ways he/she might have been hurt by members of the Church who fell short of the teaching of Christ.

Finally, St. Anthony, help me to respond to my own call to conversion so that I might become an example of someone who has found great peace in the arms of Christ. May the joy I experience as a Catholic be an invitation to those who are lost to come home again to the Church which we love. Amen.


3 comments:

Therese said...

How beautiful! And it ties in so nicely with what I was doing today...posting hopefully tomorrow!

PattyinCT said...

Thanks so much for posting this in a blog! I loved this prayer and will be praying it today:)

Gardenia said...

Amen. Amen. Thank you for this post.

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