O God, my Lord Jesus Christ, you came down from your great, heavenly state and humbled yourself to come into our human state. Give to me, O God, your humility that I may be ready to receive you. Help me to empty my mind and heart of all vain and worldly thoughts, hopes, and fears so that you may … [Read more...] about Ready to receive you (an Advent prayer)
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I have just been struck with an intense desire to be free of this world so plagued by evil. So much of our culture bears the mark of the Devil: the media we consume, the laws we make. I am despairing of this world where your Kingdom seems so, so small. Christianity itself is in shambles. Your body … [Read more...] about An intense desire
"Why are you afraid?" The words of Jesus right before he calmed the sea in Matthew. My Jesus, my Jesus, I stream tears of sadness, but they are also tears of joy because O God, my Lord, my Light, you work all things for the good of our souls. I trust in you. Your word, O Lord, is a lamp to my feet … [Read more...] about Why are you afraid?
Isaac's Prayer Journal, excerpt from March 8, 2020In the back seat of a car for a few hours and having finished some homework, I planned to read a book. However, I remembered from the same passage in the Way of a Pilgrim about how I give my time for God to things that don't matter. So I decided to … [Read more...] about Moved to tears
O God, I am completely yours. Possess me entirely with your Spirit. Give to me the heart of Jesus, and give me the wisdom which is of you. May I be your instrument and may your Holy Spirit pervade my being and my every interaction. I am your servant, O God; your servant am I. Pour your … [Read more...] about I am your servant