James 5:16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful.
“My child, do you see the link between the sacrament of reconciliation and the power of one’s prayers? Through the sacrament you are made righteous, and as it says: ‘The fervent prayers of a righteous person are very powerful.’ My beloved, are you wondering why your prayers lack power? How clean is your heart? Have you accepted the grace of absolution with true sorrow for your sins? Are your tears of penitence sincere? One who draws often from the wellspring of mercy in this way has every right to pray fervently, especially for the conversion of sinners. This is a prayer most pleasing to me, and those who are devoted to this prayer, I will bless in many ways. Keep this in mind and do not falter. Child I am near!”
Jesus, my Lord and Savior, I thank you for the wellspring of mercy found in the sacrament of reconciliation. I pray for the true conversion of all sinners and that more and more souls would access the sacrament. Jesus I trust in you to grant the grace of conversion to all, especially those most in need of your mercy. Amen.