Inspirations

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth, which the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows it. But you know it, because it remains with you, and will be in you.

John 14:16-17

When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together.  And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were.  Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them.  And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.   (Acts 2:1-4)

For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.

II Timothy 1:7

Prayer of Unknowing

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following Your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please You does in fact please You. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that, if I do this, You will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore I will trust You always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for You are ever with me, and You will never leave me to face my perils alone. Amen

Thomas Merton

Take O Lord, and receive my entire liberty, my memory, my understanding and my whole will. All that I am and all that I possess You have given me. I surrender it all to You to be disposed of according to Your will. Give me only Your love and Your grace; with these I will be rich enough, and will desire nothing more.

St. Ignatius of Loyola

GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD, WHO IS GOOD, WHOSE LOVE ENDURES FOREVER

I Chronicles 16:34

Do not look forward to the changes and chances of this life in fear; rather look to them with full hope that, as they arise, God will deliver you out of them. He has kept you hitherto, – do you but hold fast to His dear hand, and He will lead you safely through all things; and, when you cannot stand, He will bear you in His arms. Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace then, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations.

— St. Francis de Sales

Thank you Jesus for Your great Love, which I cannot fathom.

I am here in Your mighty, Holy, presence

My heart burns on fire for You.

Fill me with Your holy presence and wash me clean.

I don’t know why You call me to Yourself when there is so much evil in the world I could fall prey to.

Do not cast me aside to wicked men, for it is to You I belong.

Fill me, fill me, fill me with Your great Love! Hosanna!

by WordNerd

Jesus be my strength, Jesus be my guide.
Jesus give me rest, when I'm weary deep inside.
Jesus take my pain, Jesus take my fear,
Jesus hold me tight and let me know that you are near.
Be with me in my plight and in my darkest night,
Because you bled for me, eveything will be all right.
Jesus be my peace, Jesus be my rock
Let me know that you are there whenever I aknock.
Jesus help me trust, and not give up the fight.
Jesus help me grow and love you
So I can be your radiant light.                                                                   

by WordNerd

Prayer to Saint Michael

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; may God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

The Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, we fly unto you, O Virgin of Virgins, our Mother! To you we come, before you we stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word incarnate, despise not our petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer us. Amen.

Ps. 150:3-6  “Give praise with blasts upon the horn, praise Him with harp and lyre.  Give praise with tambourines and dance, praise Him with strings and pipes.  Give praise with crashing cymbals, praise Him with sounding cymbals.  Let everything that has breath give praise to the Lord!”

“Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy.”

Psalm 126:5

“God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for scars.”

Elbert Hubbard

“Our heart is restless until it rests in Thee.”

St. Augustine

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