Saturday, February 16, 2013

Wash Me, and Make Me Clean

‎"Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean. Remove the evil of your doings from before my eyes. Cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow" (Isaiah 1:16-17).

Jesus, I beg You, wash me.
Make me clean.
Draw me away from evil.
Teach me to do good.
Awaken my soul to seek justice and truth,
and to stand on the side of those who suffer.

Jesus, wash me; make me clean.
Enable me to say "yes" every day
to the truth about life.
Enable me to adhere to Your will,
trusting that Your will is Your perfect wisdom,
and Your inexhaustible goodness,
and Your ineffably tender care for me.

Jesus, wash me; make me clean.
Enable me to follow the call,
that echoes through all of reality
and resonates in the deepest core of me;
the call to seek and to find Infinite Love.

Jesus, by Your wisdom and goodness,
Your beauty and Your mercy,
Your death and resurrection,
Grant that I might "learn to do good"
and so grow in Your likeness,
which is Love.