Pope Francis’ Year of Mercy Prayer

Spring 2016

Printer Friendly

Lord Jesus Christ,

You have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father,
     and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him.

Show us your face and we will be saved.

Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew
     from being enslaved by money
     the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness 
     only in created things;
     made Peter weep after his betrayal,     
     and assured Paradise to the repentant thief.

Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us,
     the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman
     “If you knew the gift of God!”

You are the visible face of the invisible Father,
     of the God who manifests his power above all 
     by forgiveness and mercy:

Let the Church be your visible face in the world,
     its Lord risen and glorified.

You willed that your ministers would also be clothed
     in weakness in order that they may feel compassion
     for those in ignorance and error:

Let everyone who approaches them feel sought after,
     loved, and forgiven by God.

Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with
     its anointing, so that the Jubilee of Mercy
     may be a year of grace from the Lord,
     and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring
     good news to the poor,
     proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed,
     and restore sight to the blind.  

We ask this through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy,
     you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit 
     for ever and ever.

Amen

Categories

  • Salt and Light1
  • Just to say their names ... 6690
  • Class Notes2
  • Class Notes 6748
    Here you are again ... 6668
  • Ask More of Business1
  • One and Dunn 6610
  • In Memoriam1
  • In Memoriam 6661
  • Mendoza News8
  • Too big to fail? 6727
    It's not all about the money 6747
    Faculty in the news 6732
    Noteworthy collegewide news ... take one 6737
    Noteworthy collegewide news ... take two 6733
    A Single Word 6734
    MBA Entrepreneurship Gets an Overhaul 6741
    Passion + Savvy = Difference 6740
  • Mendoza Profiles7
  • Play Like A Champion FOREVER 6658
    Lucky Me 6671
    More Cowbell 6669
    Irish cowgirl 6672
    Marathon Love 6673
    Threadies for Refugees 6687
    He's with the band 6689
  • Alumni Community7
  • Class Notes 6748
    Here you are again ... 6668
    Club Profile: The Notre Dame Club of Chicago 6663
    Phil Sklar (MSA '07) 6665
    Tracy Elliott (MNA '93) 6666
    Sarah Lawless (MNA '12, FIN '08) 6662
    In Memoriam 6661
    Future Domers 6749
  • First Person1
  • Why Not Say It Today? 6656