Shepherd of our hearts, pursue us and do not forget us. Like sheep, we go astray throughout this life and we are in danger of losing ourselves on some unknown path, of falling suddenly into a pit, and of being devoured by savage beasts. These are but images, but the reality is just as dangerous. We are naive, even twisted, and we need Your wisdom. We are feeble and we need Your deliverance. Born into this world without God, we need the love of Jesus that comes to save us and transform us. Amen.
Lord, our Shepherd, we want for nothing. Thank you for all that You give us; thank you most of all for Your gift of Yourself. Help us, Lord, not to worry about tomorrow, but rather to make known our requests by prayer and in full recognition of the fact that You love us. Teach us to live with humble means and in prosperity. Strengthen us and grant us the peace and joy that surpass all understanding. The world may distract us and cause us sorrow, but the heart that is glad because of You is a continual feast. All for Continue reading Prayer: Week of June 13, 2021
Master, Shepherd, Vinedresser, have pity on us. To the earth, you have given every seventh year to be a sabbatical rest. Where then is our rest? Are we not more precious than the earth? Do you not care about our wellbeing? Why must our daily bread come by toil and by the sweat of our brow? Lord, revive us, we who are exhausted, exhausted by work, by broken relationships, and by bad news. Help us to make good use of the weekly sabbath. Give us the satisfaction in our work that only God can give. Grant us the grace to Continue reading Prayer: Week of June 6, 2021