‘If you want to make the world a better place, forgive someone for what they’ve said or done’.

This week in the Gospel reading we are once more presented with the story of the prodigal (wasteful) son. He had turned his back on his father and wasted his inheritance. In a way we are all wasteful with God’s gifts, we misuse them and often just don’t use them.

We pray to You, Father,

with confidence that You are a God who is close to us in understanding,

in forgiving and accepting each of us.

We come before You with memories of selfishness and sin, and relationships that are painful and twisted.

Please remember in your prayers:

Those who have died recently, the homeless and socially isolated, those who feel lost in life.