Thoughts by Father David

Magi followed the star into the unknown to welcome the new
king, presenting him with precious gifts. What precious Godgiven gifts do you have that you can bring, or have brought, to
the people Jesus loves.
(Father David’s reflection from 10.2.16) Here is a prayer you
may find meaningful.
Lord Jesus, You came to heal our wounded and troubled
hearts. I beg You to heal the torments that cause anxiety in
my heart; I beg You, in a particular way, to heal all who are the
cause of sin. I beg You to come into my life and heal me of
the psychological harms that struck me in my early years and
from the injuries that they have caused throughout my
life. Lord Jesus, You know my burdens. I lay them all on Your
Good Shepherd’s Heart. I beseech You—by the merits of the
great, open wound in Your heart—to heal the small wounds
that are in mine. Heal the pain of my memories, so that
nothing that has happened to me will cause me to remain in
pain and anguish, filled with anxiety.
Heal, O Lord, all those wounds that have been the cause of all
the evil that is rooted in my life. I want to forgive all those who
have offended me. Look to those inner sores that make me
unable to forgive. You Who came to forgive the afflicted of
heart, please, heal my own heart.
Heal, my Lord Jesus, those intimate wounds that cause me
physical illness. I offer You my heart. Accept it, Lord, purify it,
and give me the sentiments of Your Divine Heart.
Help me to be meek and humble. Heal me, O Lord, from the
pain caused by the death of my loved ones, which is
oppressing me. Grant me to regain peace and joy in the
knowledge that You are the Resurrection and the Life. Make
me an authentic witness to Your Resurrection, Your victory
over sin and death, Your living presence among us. Amen