Dear Lord, your dis­ci­ple Peter want­ed to know who would betray you. You point­ed to Judas but a lit­tle lat­er also to him. Judas betrayed, Peter denied you. Judas hanged him­self, Peter became the apos­tle whom you made the first among equals. Lord, give me faith, faith in your end­less mer­cy, your bound­less for­give­ness, your unfath­omable good­ness. Let me not be tempt­ed to think that my sins are too great to be for­giv­en, too abom­inable to be touched by your mer­cy. Let me nev­er run away from you but return to you again and again, ask­ing you to be my Lord, my Shep­herd, my Strong­hold, and my Refuge. Take me under your wing, O Lord, and let me know that you do not reject me as long as I keep ask­ing you to for­give me. Per­haps my doubt in your for­give­ness is a greater sin than the sins I con­sid­er too great to be for­giv­en. Per­haps I make myself too impor­tant, too great when I think that I can­not be embraced by you any­more. Lord, look at me, accept my prayer as you accept­ed Peter’s prayer, and let me not run away from you in the night as Judas did. 

Bless me, Lord, in this Holy Week, and give me the grace to know your lov­ing pres­ence more inti­mate­ly. Amen.

📚 The 2022 – 23 Ren­o­varé Book Club

This year’s nine-month, soul-shap­ing jour­ney fea­tures four books, old and new, prayer­ful­ly curat­ed by Ren­o­varé. Now under­way and there’s still time to join.

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