Read, Pray, Listen
- Read, ponder, tell me about YOUR day. I welcome your comments and read them all. I only re-post positive, helpful comments.
The hardest thing in my spiritual life is letting go of control. I don't really have control over much, and I worry a lot about those things that are outside my control. Anxiety is the result. How about you?
Are you worried and anxious? Jesus says not to worry. That means it must be possible. This prayer has helped me a lot. I hope it helps you too. Jesus is near!
Father, hear our prayers for the salvation of the world.
Grant Mercy to all souls that turned away from You.
Open their hearts and minds with Your light.
Gather Your children from the east and the west, from the north and the south.
Have mercy O God, on those who do not know You.
Bring them out of darkness into Your light.
You are our saving God Who leads us in our salvation.
Protect us from evil.
Bless and praise You, O Lord, hear our prayers and answer us.
You, our Savior, are the hope of all the ends of the Earth and the distant seas.
May Your way be known upon Earth; among all nations Your salvation.
We put the world in Your hands; fill us with Your love.
Grant us peace through Christ, our Lord.
Prayer by Elizabeth Scalia
from Little Sins Mean A Lot: Kicking Our Bad Habits Before They Kick Us
Lord, in the days leading up to your Passion, you were the subject of much gossip, which contributed to the sensibilities of the mob. Mob mentalities are never good, and too often gossip either arises from them, or feeds them. Wishing no part of that mindlessness, nor to be party to any act that makes me barter away the humanity of another for my own a amusement or validation - and wishing also, to always remember that you are present in each of my fellows - I beg you, like the Psalmist, to "set a guard over my mouth and keep watch at the door of my lips," particularly when I am in the company of others, and joining in casual talk, where discretion is too often lost. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.