“His son said to him, ’Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you; I no longer deserve to be called your son.’ But his father ordered his servants, ’Quickly bring the finest robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Take the fattened calf and slaughter it. Then let us celebrate with a feast, because this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again; he was lost, and has been found.’ Then the celebration began.”
(Speak to God, using this prayer or words of your own.)
Merciful God, seeker of the lost, you stand ready to receive us when we make our way back to you. Help me to imitate your unconditional love in the relationships I have with others.