I know Confession questions persist on CAF, and here I am adding to it.
During the Sacrament tonight, something different happened: after I confessed my sins and I said I was sorry, we talked about my sins, a couple in particular, and he said that he would be praying silently for a moment for me. I’ve never had a priest do that. We then talked more. Unless this was his first night as a Confessor, I didn’t tell him anything that he hadn’t heard before, maybe not even that evening.
Has anyone else had a priest do that? Is it new, old, standard?
Also, this was the first time that I had a priest tell me he’d be suffering <?> for my sins for me…or making ‘sacrifices’ for me.
I don’t believe that I’ve confessed to this priest before; it was either one of our new priests, or one from a neighboring parish.
Lord, I praise You and thank You for Your Forgiveness. Thank you for this great Sacrament that is so healing. You are so Great and Awesome, God. I thank you in addition for the 1 hour wait before it was my turn at Confession; God is truly so good. Please bless all those in attendance this evening, on this regular, weekly confession night. Thank you for my penance, and for the priest; bless him in all ways and continue to guide him. I pray that more will be led to this Sacrament and to Your Holy Church. Amen.