The prayer most pleasing to Me is prayer for the conversion of sinners. Know, My daughter, that this prayer is always heard and answered. ~ Jesus to St Faustina Kowalska, Diary, Divine Mercy in My Soul, Entry 1397
It is never an easy thing for me to pray for someone’s conversion. If it does come easily, it is because I have not suffered at this person’s hands, the pain of their darkness not having pierced me.
Remember O Christian soul, that thou has this day… ~ St Augustine
Today, hearing about someone who had hurt a friend at work, I had the choice to choose between anger or to pray for the other person’s conversion. Of course, I sought the flames first. But as the fire caught the field, I sensed a tiny bud open its petals ever so slightly in the depths of my spirit.
Pray for his conversion
And so I did, this time falling more easily into an old, mystical prayer which promises conversion when it is prayed from roots of contrition and faith,