O Jesus, I bow before your altar. I know that you are not here physically, but you are still here. I am crying and it is hard to say what I feel. I have just read through chapter 5 of Michael O'Brien's Island of the World, but my tears are not for the story but for your Church and your own Body, O … [Read more...] about If you give me anything, only let me love Jesus.
Here I am O Lord. O Lord Most High, send me. May I do your will. O God, you have given me many gifts. May I give them back to you. I am your servant. Work through me, O God. Prayer Journal, January 11, 2015 You can see this video clip here. Read previous … [Read more...] about “I am your servant.”
O my Mother Mary. Fill me with the sole desire to become a saint and fulfill that desire. As Abraham withheld not his only son from God, help me to withhold nothing. Give me the strength to endure any suffering. O God, I am your handmaid, let it be done unto me according to your Word. O my Mother, … [Read more...] about Help me to withhold nothing
Feeling far from God, it is easy to fall into despair. I feel depressed and feel set far back on my spiritual journey to holiness. However, when I lie thus to myself, I am doing great damage. Sin sets us apart from God, but despair is lack of trust in God and even rejection of his mercy. O God, give … [Read more...] about A willing soul
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)
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