Prayer For The Day

23 Oct

Hello dear friends!  How ARE you?

 

How has this week been for you?

 

It’s getting cold here.  And the fall leaves are BEAUTIFUL!

 

If your week has been anything like mine,  you’ve been BUSY!

 

I taught CCD (Catholic religious education for youth) and the class went realllly well.  I even had a new kid come to class tonight.  It’s so good to see when the kids in class really make an effort to do well in class, to participate well, do their homework on time, and to ask intelligent/good questions that prove they are really thinking about the topics we cover in class.

 

We have been talking about the Rosary and the importance of praying the daily Rosary.  Next week we will discuss the 15 promises to those who pray the Rosary.

 

How is your prayer life?  Are you spending time in daily prayer with Our Lord?  He is waiting for you with open arms and a gentle smile.

 

If you haven’t prayed yet today, or even if you have, and would like to add an AmAzing prayer to your “favorite prayer” compendium, I’d like to share with you one of my favorites.  I haven’t memorized this one (. . . . yet.)

 

I like this prayer because it covers the whole spectrum.  This prayer is all-encompassing.  It helps me slow down and reflect on my spiritual life, and to remember that God is ultimately in control of my life.

 

Here is the prayer:  (What do you think of it?  Do you like it as much as I do?)

 

Come, Holy Spirit

Replace the tension within us

with a holy relaxation.

Replace the turbulence within us with a sacred calm.

Replace the anxiety within us

with a quiet confidence.

Replace the fear within us

with a strong faith.

Replace the bitterness within us

with the sweetness of grace.

Replace the darkness within us with a gentle light.

Replace the coldness within us

with a loving warmth.

Replace the night within us

with your light.

Straighten our crookedness.

Fill our emptiness.

Dull the edge of our pride.

Sharpen the edge of our humility.

Light the fires of our love.

Quench the flames of our lust.

Let us see ourselves

as You see us

That we may see You

as You have promised,

and be fortunate

according to Your word:

“Blessed are the pure of heart,

for they shall see God.” (Matthew 5:8)

 

 

There it is.  What did you think?  What is one of YOUR favorite prayers?

 

Happy “Hump” Day!

 

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