September 17 Prayer
Those whose many wrongs are forgiven, loves much in return. Lk.7:36-48
This is the lovely story of the woman who unashamedly shows her great love and gratitude for being forgiven toward Jesus.
To love much is to receive much. To receive forgiveness we must first own and confess our wrongs and turn back toward Jesus.
In the returning, in the confessing we become vulnerable and open to receive the grace that is waiting for us.
It takes disowning our shame to own our sins and receive forgiveness .
O what generous grace God offers us, his forgiveness freely given so we may be so filled with love that it will flow freely from us.
Our only response is unashamed love and adoration.
Let us come unashamedly to confess our failings.
Sit at his feet looking up into the eyes of love and let him fill you with mercy and grace.
Pause to pray
We return to you O beautiful One.
We lay down at your feet all of our wrong attitudes and thoughts, words and deeds that have not honored you.
We do not hide them from you for if we do then we cannot receive forgiveness .
We need your forgiveness so that we can be filled up with the cup of grace to be poured out into the world.
We do not try to be right, or good we just surrender all to you.
You are good and we thank you for your constant love.
We thank you that you bring us out of our gloom and darkness into your great and marvelous light.
Here we stand, saying great is our God.
Unashamedly we declare our love and adoration for you.
Thank you for lifting us up and holding us close to your heart.