Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Prayer for a troubled church
enable your church to reform itself,
to reject lust, greed and fear,
to honor the legacy of Christ.
Heal the sinister men and women
who betray the innocence of children
and the trust of humankind.
Let men with Napoleonic inclinations
become generals, not bishops.
Encourage, O Lord,
those who live by the Peter Principle
to live instead the Peter Apostolate.
May the holy family,
Father, Mother, Child,
be models for the ordained,
especially the weak among them,
for the Lord gave dominion
over every creeping thing
that creeps upon the earth.