Friday, April 27, 2012
For Your perfect wisdom and perfect goodness:
For the love with which You love mankind:
For the love with which You love me:
For the great and mysterious opportunity of my life:
For the indwelling of your Spirit in my heart:
For the sevenfold gifts of your Spirit:
I praise and worship You, O Lord.
Yet let me not, when this morning prayer is said, think my worship ended and spend the day in forgetfulness of You. Rather from these moments of quietness let light go forth, and joy, and power, that will remain with me through all the hours of the day;
Keeping me chaste in thought:
Keeping me temperate and truthful in speech:
Keeping me faithful and diligent in my work:
Keeping me humble in my estimation of myself:
Keeping me honorable and generous in my dealings with others:
Keeping me loyal to every hallowed memory of the past:
Keeping me mindful of my eternal destiny as a child of Yours.
Through Jesus Christ my Lord, Amen.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
“Come into me, divine, initiating, eternal will, Lord, command what you will and then will what you command.
I thank you, Lord, that my weak and insufficient will is now one with yours. May I know more and more what it means to be in-willed, indwelt by you. Thank you, Lord, that you are completing the healing work you have begun in me and you will continue it in this world and the next.
God fill me with your light and your love. Replace the empty places that were filled with distorted images and dependent relationship. Fill me with your presence, with your light, with images of the good and true and the beautiful. Spirit of God, now fill me from the bottom of my toes to the top of my head, fill every cell of my being with your presence. Come, Holy Spirit fill me and use me, I pray, for I give you all thanks and all glory and all praise.
I choose now to meet my God given needs in God-glorifying and health giving ways. And I ask, Lord, that you teach me to minister to others in the way you are now ministering to me. For I pray in your name. Amen."
From Brenda Salter McNeil, The Heart of Racial Justice
Friday, March 09, 2012
Penn State, Canadian Sunday School Mission, Western Hockey League and Boys Scouts: Accountability for the Language We Use to Talk About Sexual Abuse
Thursday, March 08, 2012
"One should not pray for the cool of spring in the heat of summer." Origen