O God Have Mercy On Me A Sinner

Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures

Saturday of the Third Week of Lent

O God Have Mercy On Me A Sinner

My beloved Jesus, I want to repent of my sins and to love You more than any repentant sinner. My beloved Jesus, in the future, I ask that not one day goes by without my love causing me tears of repentance. Humble me, Lord Jesus, every moment of my life, so I always see myself as poor and sinful. (Elizabeth) (1961-1962)

Today’s Readings: But the tax collector stood off at a distance
and would not even raise his eyes to heaven
but beat his breast and prayed,
‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner.’
I tell you, the latter went home justified, not the former;
for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled,
and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” (Luke 18)

Prayer Meditation- Lord today we read in the Gospel about two men in prayer. One prays to himself about all of his “achievements”, stuck in works and self- righteousness. The other comes humbly to You, a sinner in need of mercy! Lord, let us return to You, as the first reading from Hosea encourages us to do (Hosea 6). Lord strip us of all that gets in the way of perfect union with You- perfect love casts out fear! (1 John 4:18).

woman praying while leaning against brick wall