October 27, 2013 –– Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Prayer God Honors
No matter where we are in our relationship with God, the first prayer of our heart needs to be Lord, have mercy. “Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner” is the one prayer God always honors when it is prayed in sincerity.
If we are not aware of our need for God’s mercy––if our attitude is “I’m pretty good”––then we are too far from God for our soul’s good. No matter what our accomplishments, we need the mercy of God.
Let’s live each day with the honesty to say, “Lord, be merciful to me, a sinner.”