Long ago Isaiah prophesied,

This morning I was reading these words when a profound peace came into my soul. In the words, "Thy kingdom come" of the Our Father we look forward to the final kingdom of God. We by the gift of the Spirit may receive a contemplative insight into the profound peace of this kingdom. In this kingdom justice will reign and death will no longer disturb us as we contemplate the eternal presence of God.

God's Son began his public life by proclaiming, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven at hand." (Mt. 4:17)

Because it more important to repent in order to enter Christ's Kingdom rather than explain, I invite you to pray or chant Psalm 51.

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PS 51 - PRAYER OF REPENTANCE

Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness;
in the greatness of your compassion wipe out my offense.

Thoroughly wash me from my guilt
and of my sin cleanse me.

For I acknowledge my offense,
and my sin is before me always:

"Against you only have I sinned,
and done what is evil in your sight."

A clean heart create for me, O God
and a steadfast spirit renew within me.

Cast me not out from your presence,
and your Holy Spirit take not from me.

Give me back the joy of your salvation,
and a willing spirit sustain in me.

O Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.

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. Amen.

Thy Will Be Done on Earth as It Is in Heaven