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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

There is a longing ...


The young man in today's Gospel is longing to know what to do, to inherit eternal life.

Deep in his heart, he has a yearning, a longing, for mercy, for comfort, for justice, for love. We all long for these things. We find them in one place, in Jesus - the way, the truth, and life.


Listen ("There is a Longing" will be the first selection in the playlist)



Refrain

There is a longing in our hearts, O Lord,

for you to reveal yourself to us.

There is a longing in our hearts

for love we only find in you, our God.


1. For justice, for freedom,

for mercy: hear our prayer.

In sorrow, in grief:

be near, hear our prayer, O God.


2. For wisdom, for courage,

for comfort: hear our prayer.

In weakness, in fear:

be near, hear our prayer, O God.


3. For healing, for wholeness,

for new life: hear our prayer.

In sickness, in death:

be near, hear our prayer, O God.


4. Lord save us, take pity,

light in our darkness.

We call you, we wait:

be near, hear our prayer, O God.


© 1992, Anne Quigley. Published by OCP. All rights reserved.

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