Praying For Fellow Sinners

Posted: February 15, 2016 by CatholicJules in Meditations

Luke 6:32
If you love those who love you, what credit can you expect? Even sinners love those who love them.

There have been a couple of occasions when some people had a prayer request either for themselves or for their loved ones and I hesitated in responding. I would eventually within the hour or at most within the same day. The reason for this is that this group of people rarely responded to prayer requests made from others. They also rarely if they do at all, participate in community fellowship activities or events. But in their hour of need they know how to turn to the community for prayers.

The crux of the matter is, I am sorely disappointed with myself for hesitating even my reluctance to immediately offer up prayers for them or their families. These and many like them are the very ones that I should be praying fervently for.

Someone maybe even more were praying for me, my family and my own personal conversion once upon a time. And through their prayers and the mercy of God, I had a transformation of heart.

Jesus You loved and forgave me from the cross. How can I withhold love and mercy from my brethren?

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