In prayer, we partner with Christ Jesus
When we pray, we become part of God’s moment. There, in that moment, are all moments, all times, and all peoples. Christians are called to be a priestly people, and for each of us, those in our congregation when we pray, are all those who suffer, or fail, the way each of us does. We are called to allow into our hearts, all those who have hurt us, or done evil towards our loved ones. For all those who cause harm to others.
In order for our hearts to become like the heart of Christ Jesus, we must allow grace to do that for us. Our intention to love, forgive, and have compassion, is the first small step. In prayer, that seed will grow, often in secret, so we must never give up hope but truly trust in the Lord's loving presence, in not only our hearts but in the hearts of all.
One devotion that can help us, is to learn and to pray the Chaplet of Mercy, with attention to what we are doing. We are praying for the whole world, God’s world, a world much vaster than we can comprehend. So in prayer, we partner with Christ Jesus, by his grace, to bring all to the Father—Br.MD