Praying It: Repent and Forgive

Lord, I have let myself be deceived; in a thousand ways I have shunned your love, yet here I am once more, to renew my covenant with you. I need you. Save me once again, Lord, take me once more into your redeeming embrace. – Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium

Saints:

King David

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

St. Faustina Kowalska

St. Peter

St. Vincent Ferrer

Scripture:

Luke 7:47 – So I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; hence, she has shown great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little.

Matthew 5:22 – But I say to you, whoever is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment…

Matthew 7:5 – You hypocrite, remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter from your brother’s eye.

Matthew 18:21-35 – Then Peter approaching asked him, “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?”

Psalm 6 – Do not reprove me in your anger, LORD, nor punish me in your wrath.

Psalm 32 – Blessed is the one whose fault is removed, whose sin is forgiven.

Psalm 38 – LORD, do not punish me in your anger; in your wrath do not chastise me!

Psalm 51 – Have mercy on me, God, in accord with your merciful love; in your abundant compassion blot out my transgressions.

Psalm 130 – Out of the depths I call to you, LORD; Lord, hear my cry!

Saints:

Amazing Grace: My Chains are Gone (Chris Tomlin)

And With His Stripes We Are Healed (from Handel’s Messiah)

Byrd: Have Mercy Upon Me, O God

Mighty to Save (Keith Lancaster & the Acappella Company)