10 Mar Remember Us, O Lord (Psalm 103:8) by Mary Grabosky
“The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.” ~ Psalm 103:8
Reflection: If we stop and look at the ways of the world at this time and see the blood of the innocent being shed it is only plausible that our Father in Heaven must be full of wrath. In today’s first reading the LORD says to Moses, “I see how stiff-necked this people is. Let me alone, then, that my wrath may blaze up against them to consume them.” At this Moses implored the LORD to not allow His wrath to blaze up against His people and our LORD in His mercy relented. In this year of Mercy let us ask our Father in His Mercy to remember us His people as we pray, work, run, and walk to end abortion.
Challenge: Pray that the Lord will have Mercy on us His people.
Pray LIFE Runners Creed to end abortion. Add to Prayer Wall. Pope Francis’ prayer for this Extraordinary Year of Mercy, “Lord Jesus Christ, you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father, and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him. Show us your face and we will be saved. Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money; the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things; made Peter weep after his betrayal, and assured Paradise to the repentant thief. Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us, the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman: “If you knew the gift of God!” You are the visible face of the invisible Father, of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy: let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified. You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error: let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God. Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing, so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord, and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor, proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed, and restore sight to the blind. We ask this through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy, you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever. Amen.”
Inspiration: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” ~ John 3:16
All In Christ for Pro-Life,
* Mary Grabosky was a Catholic elementary school teacher for 11 years and now stays home with her two children. Mary is married to Jeff Grabosky, and they live in Jefferson City, MO.