A Prayer from a Helpless Catholic Sinner

A Prayer from a Helpless Catholic Sinner

by Jem De Ocampo


Father God, You always love us, even when we sinful humans don’t. Our abuse of You should be more than enough reason to forever leave us to rot, yet You sent Your Only Begotten Son to call us back to You, even at the risk of You being abused even more. Thank You very much for both Your refusal to compromise with our sinful bargains and Your acceptance for those among us who strive to repent, no matter how big or small. Let the sun and rain fall upon us, and let them fall as You wish. Use them to strengthen us, and use us for Your glory.

Lord Jesus, You lived among the worst of us when You could’ve refused to do so. We sinful humans doubt You with so much pride in our sinful selves that we would rather kill You whenever You speak Yourself. Thank You very much for exposing our sinfulness while revealing Your salvation through Your Passion. Transform us into holiness, even through all these humiliating things we have to live with everyday. Use them to strengthen us, and use us for Your glory.

Holy Spirit, You are always ahead of us. We sinful humans claim that we alone made ourselves, yet You stay close to us not only to take us down but also to build us up. Thank You very much for giving us many ways to let You spread across the world and for showing us that each and every one of us can only be truly unique with You. Give us what we need, and let them be whatever You want them to be. Use them to strengthen us, and use us for Your glory.

Mother Mary, Strongest Woman, please pray for us. Even as you were born immaculate, you still managed to properly understand sinful humanity’s suffering, even experiencing it through things you struggled to understand at times, like when you and Saint Joseph had to find Jesus in the Temple. So with the Saints you rule over, please pray for us.

So this prayer goes in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,

Amen.

2 thoughts on “A Prayer from a Helpless Catholic Sinner

  1. Thank you very much, Tobby. I have read it a couple of times, and I think I will continue to do so this week. These had been hard days in which I have felt somewhat disconnected and talking with God has been more difficult. It is very helpful to consider the love of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, as different persons with an unique, helpful relationship with me. It truly echoes what I think about them. It is corageous. It is humble, too.

    And the last part about St. Mary, I have only come to start seeing things this way recently: How she struggled, and grew, and learnt. The three days at the Temple are one of my favorite parts of the Gospel. And to talk to her and her husbands, her and the saints, feels like how it should be. So, thank you.

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    1. You’re very welcome always, and thank you very much, Gaheret! Praise and thanks be to God very much again for these blessings! This prayer (and more to come this month) also came from my recent realizations about how we really need to step up our prayer and keep up with the times without compromising our relationship with God. Well, that, and I’ve been feeling a personal disconnect too, and I really want to fix that. So yeah, let’s keep at it, and God keep on blessing us all!

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