Just returned to the sacraments


I have been away from the sacraments for 10 months and attending an evangelical church. I just suddenly realized this was not the right thing to do so I came back. I did not “join” so just had to go to confession. The words I most want to hear are “Well done thou good and faithful servant” but the words I second most love hearing are “I absolve you in the name of the father, and the son, and the Holy Spirit.” – I had forgotten how good it is to hear those words.

Please offer a brief prayer that I will not stray again.




Praying with today’s Liturgy of the Hours:

Psalm 36 (37)
Shun evil and do good: the Lord cares for the righteous.

The wicked will plot against the righteous
and gnash his teeth at him;
but the Lord will deride him in his turn,
for the Lord has seen what awaits him.

The wicked have pulled out their swords,
the wicked have drawn their bows,
to throw down the poor and the destitute,
to murder whoever follows the straight path.
But their swords will enter their own hearts,
and their bows will splinter.

For the righteous, the little they have is better
than the abundant wealth of the wicked.
The limbs of the wicked will be broken
while the Lord gives his strength to the just.

The Lord knows when the day of the perfect will come;
and their inheritance will be eternal.
They will not be troubled in evil times,
and in times of famine they will have more than enough.

For the wicked will perish:
the enemies of the Lord will be like the flowers of the fields,
and like smoke they will vanish away.

The wicked man borrows and does not return;
but the righteous takes pity and gives.
The blessed ones of the Lord will inherit the earth,
but those whom he curses will be cut off.

It is the Lord who strengthens the steps of man
and chooses his path.
Even if he trips he will not fall flat,
for the Lord is holding his hand.

I was young and I have grown old,
but I have not seen the righteous man abandoned
nor his children seeking for bread.
All day long he takes pity and lends,
and his seed will be blessed.

Shun evil and do good,
and you will live for ever.
For the Lord loves right judgement,
and will not abandon his chosen ones.

The unjust will be destroyed for ever,
and the seed of the wicked will be cut off,
but the righteous will inherit the earth
and live there from age to age.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end.

Shun evil and do good: the Lord cares for the righteous.


Praying for you the prayer of Faith. BTW welcome back. :thumbsup:
O God,
In my lack of trust, let me live faith.
In my disappointment, let me live hope.
In my bleakness, let me live joy.
In the emptiness of my heart, let me live love.
In my deprivations, let me value what is precious before You.
In my anger and resentment, let me live generosity and forgiveness.
In my detachment, let me live community.
In the difficulties of commitment, let me be dedicated.
In my failures, let Your Spirit bless and heal.
In my successes, let Your will be served.
In human reality, let me live spiritual wisdom.
In maturity, let me become true child of the Father.
In my individuality, let me live in Eucharistic communion.
In the kind and warm things that I try to do, let Your grace flow.
In the confusion of my life, in my striving and good intentions
—regardless of my doubts and mistakes, let me fully live Your will


Praying, and praising God! :smiley:

Peace, and welcome home.


Holding you in my prayers.


sometimes blips like this happen in our lives and we falter, then we realize just what we are missing and how important the sacraments are to living out our faith. Welcome back and may you continue be a good and faithful servant to God. Will keep you in my prayers God bless


Welcome back. Praying that you stay close to Jesus through the Sacraments He offers in the Catholic Church.:gopray:

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed by Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. amen.


Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit!
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be,
World without end.

Hail Mary,
full of Grace,
the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the Fruit Of Thy Womb,
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death.


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