Wednesday, April 16, 2014

#Fast4Life Wednesday of Holy Week

Today, in our #Fast4Life, we think about and pray for those who are bitter. Jesus could see into people's hearts; He often surprised those around him by understanding not just what you could see, but who a person was on the inside. When he raised the widow's son, forgave Mary her sins, or called Peter the fisherman to be his disciple, He broke beyond the surface and saw the person.

Prayer: Lord, we beg you for patience and kindness. We know that often we are kind to those with physical handicaps but short-tempered or judgmental to those with spiritual handicaps. Remind us, Lord, that everyone has a background that we don't know. Help us see past angry words, mean actions and condescending looks. Help us see the wounded soul within so that we might not react, but simply respond in love. We ask this in Your holy name, Amen.

For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

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