Daily Prayers for Lent from the Vatican


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VATICAN - Prayers for Lent - The Act of Contrition (8)

Vatican City (Fides Service) - To resolve never to offend God and to do penance…this is the decision of the sinner aware of his moral and spiritual sinfulness: we promise never to offend God again and like the prodigal son we return to the Father to …

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VATICAN - Prayers for Lent - The Act of Contrition (9)

Vatican City (Fides Service) - ‘I resolve with the help of God’s grace never to sin again.’ Saint Paul speaks of this inner struggle which we often lose: « In my inmost self I dearly love God’s law, but I see that acting on my body there is a differe…

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#3

VATICAN Prayers for Lent - Act of Contrition (10)

Vatican City (Fides Service) - Confession - «…this son of mine was dead and has come back to life; he was lost and is found. (Luke 15, 24). Sin is not simply an offence which can be wiped away like writing on a blackboard: it destroys, robs, annihila…

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#4

VATICAN - Prayers for Lent - The Act of Contrition (XI)

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Confession - “They will look upon the man whom they have pierced” (Zachariah 12, 10; cf Jn 19, 27b). It cannot be denied that the Sacrament of Confession is in a period of crisis, although its seriousness varies from pa…

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#5

VATICAN - Prayers for Lent - Act of Contrition (12)

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) -Confession - “They will look upon the one whom they have pierced ” (Zachariah 12, 10; cf Jn19, 27b). Some people are genuinely surprised that confession is so easy … it is… but then it is so easy to sin… and God wants so…

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VATICAN - Prayers for Lent Jesus is tempted three times, Peter denies his Lord three times (I) (Mt 26, 57-75; 27, 1-2; Mk14, 53-72; Lk 22, 54-71, 23,1; Jn 18,12-27)

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - It is not without significance that before beginning his ministry Jesus is tempted three times and successfully overcomes a triple assault by the Evil One. This was to show us how important it is to pray in order to avo…

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#7

VATICAN- Prayers for Lent Jesus is tempted three times Peter denies his Lord a second time (2) (Mt 26, 57-75; 27, 1-2; Mk14, 53-72; Lk 22, 54-71, 23,1; Jn 18,12-27)

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Peter denies the Lord for the second time. Peter withdraws to the outer courtyard and here too he is recognised: “He is one of them” (Mark 14, 69). Peter denies it. Another servant girls says: “This man was with Jesus…

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#8

VATICAN - Prayers for LentThree temptations of JesusPeter denies his Lord for the third time (3)(Mt 26, 57-75; 27, 1-2; Mc 14, 53-72; Lk 22, 54-71, 23,1; Jn 18,12-27)

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Peter denies his Lord for the third time. An hour has passed. Jesus is still being questioned. And Peter? He is still around, he wants to see what happens. Who knows…? But he is still afraid of being recognised. A ser…

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