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A prayer for healing

Todd Velianski | Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Heavenly Father,
In every age you restore the innocence of creation:
In Winter you shower the dark earth with pure white snow,
In Spring you cloak the ground in new life,
In Summer you bath us in the warmth of Your Love,
And in Autumn you refresh us with the breeze of your Spirit and new beginnings.

Look with pity upon Your Church, sprung from the sacred springs of Baptism,
And restore unto Her the innocence of the virginal bride of Christ.

Send forth the cleansing rain of Your Healing Spirit upon those harmed by the actions of sinful priests, that they may have once again the joy of their inheritance as Your children.
Fill with courage our Holy Father as he perseveres amidst blind hatred and false accusations. Make him a worthy and persevering shepherd to the flock You have given him.

Have mercy even on those who deserve the least mercy — those wolves in sheep’s clothing who used their authority to harm Your children. Save them from the hellfire their actions merit, and restore the dignity of the office they abused. For no soul, however wretched, is beyond Your mercy.

Restore our innocence, O Father of Heaven, as we pray in the name of your Virgin-born Son, Christ the Lord. Amen.

Todd Velianski
Keough Hall
April 12