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Prayer for the conversion of a wandering soul


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Philip Kosloski - published on 01/25/21

If you know someone who has lost their way, pray this prayer.

Typically it doesn’t take long to think about someone we know who has lost their way and is spiritually wandering. They don’t know who God is and are not motivated to seek him out.

Sometimes all we can do for that soul is pray for them, asking God to illuminate their minds and lead their hearts back to him.

Here is an excerpt of a prayer from the 19th-century prayer book, Catholic Hours.

Incarnate God, my divine my adorable Redeemer who are the way the truth and the life, bring him or her to the knowledge of your truth. O you who are the Light of the blind, the Refuge of sinners, our Savior and our Sacrifice, O you who gave yourself to be our daily bread, have mercy upon him. You O Lord know what is in man and you know what trammels surround him. You know all his darkness, all his weakness, all his doubts. Have pity therefore upon him, O my Savior, and let the bright beams of your eternal truth shine in upon his mind, clear away the clouds of error and of prejudice from before his eyes and mercifully teach him your truth and to make him your own. Amen.


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