Day 86: The Real Presence of God

Psalm 130 This hymn to divine mercy, traditionally called De Profundis, celebrates the contrition and reconciliation of a sinner with God. It is a cry that erupts from the heart of someone rent with sorrow and longing for mercy and forgiveness. In any case, this is not a prayer of desperation but rather an expression of contrition inspired by trust in God’s faithful and loving care. This prayer is not only a plea for personal forgiveness but also a petition for atonement and salvation for the entire people of God. In practice, we can ALWAYS count on God’s forgiveness for a CONTRITE AND REPENTANT HEART. (Cf. Pope Benedict XVI, General Audience, October 19, 2005) (CCC 2559)

(*The Didache Bible RSV-CE Ignatius Edition, 2006)

Prayer by Fr. Mike: “Father in Heaven we give you praise and Glory. We thank you for this time together. We thank you for the names and the fact that, God, this is a real story. It’s a true story with real places and real people and a real time. And we are giving you praise because we are also real people in a real place in a real time. And we know that just as you acted in the lives of the people of Israel, you act in our lives today. Help us to see your hand and to see your work, to follow your will, and to do it in all times and in all things. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.”