Righteous Judge of all the earth, You see everything and You weight our hearts. The sins that we repeat every day are there before you. If You were not also gracious, this fact would lead us into despair, for it is impossible to escape You. O compassionate God, slow to anger, and rich in steadfast love, forgive us! Every day is a for us a failure. Every day is for us an occasion for grace. Do not abandon us to our temptations, but transform us. Replace our disordered desires with a thirst for the eternal God. In the name of Continue reading Prayer: Week of September 12, 2021
Lord Jesus, You who are both perfect according to Your divinity and perfectly ordinary according to Your humanity, have pity on us. We will encounter failure, that is certain. We will trip, and even hurt ourselves. Do not forget that we are feeble and easily discouraged. Give us the grace to pass through the trials of life without bitterness and without discouragement. Help us to see the good that you have stored up for us, even in our failures. Fill us with joy, knowing that in You we have the ultimate victory. Glory be to Your name. Amen.
Risen Lord, master of life, glory be to Your name in all the earth. May the playful otters dance in the water for Your glory; may the majestic eagles soar above tall mountains for Your glory; may the bright green trees grow towards the sky for Your glory. Finally, Lord, may our hearts be disposed to praise You by our deeds, to glorify You in our thoughts, to proclaim Your supremacy and Your goodness in every tiny sound that flows over our lips. All life is Yours, Lord. Give us the grace to acknowledge You as King forever and ever. Continue reading Prayer: Week of April 4, 2021
Lord Jesus, our True Vine, You are the source of our life, of our joy, and of our love. We are the branches, and the Father prunes us, purifies us, so that we may produce the fruit of love and glorify Him in this world full of hatred. We know that we must abide in You, otherwise we dry out; but we need your grace. Give us an indefatigable love for Your very self; help us to reject the world and immerse ourselves ever deeper in Your Word. For the Father’s glory, and by the Holy Spirit’s power, amen.