Prayer for a penitent heart
Abba, tell me my sins,
Teach me to do penance for them.
Abba, show me my sins,
Guide me to do penance for them.
Abba, help me understand the depth of my sins,
Give me the grace to do penance for them.
Abba, grant me the wisdom to see how my sins interfere with your Work,
Build in me the deepest desire to do penance for them.
Grant me the grace to unreservedly empty myself,
To allow you to fill me with Your Will and your Love.
Cast out from me all that is not of You,
And place within me the virtues of my dearest Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary;
That I might sin no more,
But rather give glory to your name, forever.
©Bernadette Harmon, 2006