A challenge when we say the Our Father is to not say it automatically, without thinking. Instead when we pray it, try to see which phrase stands out the most. It will vary from day to day. Maybe that’s what God wants us to focus on in that moment.
7th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Praying for someone who has hurt you is difficult. This prayer is especially powerful if you are still harboring some resentment. Pray from your heart, but if you are having trouble getting started, try this prayer.
The readings for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C lead us to think about mercy and justice. This is a good time to think about the way we think and act toward each other. Are we merciful as God is merciful to us?
Instead, you burdened me with your sins, wearied me with your crimes. It is I, I, who wipe out, for my own sake, your offenses; your sins I remember no more.
The readings for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year B focus on God’s mercy. Some possible themes for this weekend are God’s how we should pursue God’s mercy and for others. Here are some ideas.
Jesus commanded us to love. The Catholic Church teaches that respecting life is more than just not hurting other people. We must actively work for peace and justice, even for those we are in conflict with.