ALL IS FROM GOD

Attribute to God every good that you have received. If you take credit for something that does not belong to you, you will be guilty of theft.
-St Anthony

 

GIVE ME COURAGE TO DO YOUR WILL

Eternal God,
from my mother's womb
you have known and loved me
more than I can ever know.

I ask for the courage to live a holy life,
that your hand guide my decisions
and that your mercy be extended
when I seek my own glory instead of yours.

I ask for the wisdom to know your will for me,
and like our Blessed Mother,
I ask for the strength to say yes.

May I find you in every person I meet, and may my life so shine forth
your goodness and love that each person may be led to you
through Jesus, your Son,
who is Lord, forever and ever.

Amen.
-Anonymous

 

PRAYER AND PROVIDENCE

The prayer that God’s will be done therefore does not mean that the inevitable should be fulfilled and that we are prepared to resign ourselves to it. The will of God is not a fate which has to be endured, but a holy and meaningful act which ushers in a new creation. The demand is that the work should be fulfilled in the way which helps that creation most.
-Romano Guardini, The Art of Praying

 

PRAYER FOR PRIESTS AND VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD

O Jesus, Eternal Priest, keep your priests within the shelter of your sacred heart,
where none may touch them.
Keep unstained their anointed hands, which daily touch your sacred body.
Keep unsullied their lips, daily purpled with your precious blood.
Keep pure and unearthly their hearts,
sealed with the sublime mark of your priesthood.
Let your holy love surround them, and shield them from the world's contagion.
Bless their labors with abundant fruit,
and may the souls to whom they minister
be their joy and consolation here on earth,
and in heaven, their everlasting crown.
Mary, Mother of Priests,
pray for priests and vocations to the priesthood.
- St. Thérèse of Lisieux

 
 

Past Thoughts

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