Prayer for the Persecuted: Lord, Sanctify My Nothing With Your All

lit votive candles with a warm red glow, the blood of the Christian martyrs

Prayer for the Persecuted Faithful Lord, sanctify my nothing with Your All. My hands are empty of any worthy prayer or penance, But I open them before You Unclenching my fingers to expose the vast emptiness I grasp To the blood running from the sacred wounds of Your Son Sanctifying my nothing with His All, For those who are living, loving, breathing and dying for You; United to Your body in the Church, United to You in the sacraments, United to You in the Eucharist, And united to You through my pitiful prayers. I give You my lack of courage that…continued

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“Stay With Me, Lord!”

Stay with us, Lord. Luke 24:28

Photo by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P.  CC BY-NC-ND 2.0   “But they urged him, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening and the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them. And it happened that, while he was with them at table, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them. With that their eyes were opened and they recognized him, but he vanished from their sight.” Luke 24:29-31 Sometimes I feel like I’ve lost my Savior, my Lord; or maybe I’ve forgotten how to pray. Like the disciples, I look at…continued

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In Gratitude for His Extravagant Love

Body and Blood of Jesus Christ

 A Prayer of Gratitude for His Extravagant Love Lord Jesus, You not only give yourself to me in Holy Communion, but You have grafted me on to be part of Your very own body. The mystery of it, the extravagant grandiosity of it stuns me. It is more than I can comprehend. Your Breath in my lungs, Your Blood in my veins, Your mercy ready to be expressed through me, Your love longing to love through me. As part of Your Body, Your Church, I have an urgent mission: to be an expression of Your love and mercy, to be an…continued

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Secret of Sanctity: Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Prayer to Holy Spirit Secret of Sanctity

The Secret of Sanctity Prayer is one of my favorites! It’s easy to memorize so you can meditate on the words anytime and anywhere. At the end of the post are some additional resources and a link to a printable prayer card.  I hope this prayer blesses you, as much as it has blessed me! Cardinal Mercier’s Secret of Sanctity Prayer “I am going to reveal to you the secret of sanctity and happiness. Every day for five minutes control your imagination and close your eyes to the things of sense and your ears to all the noises of the world, in order…continued

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A Prayer of God’s Love and Mercy – I Stretch Out My Arms to You, Oh Lord

Prayer Psalm 143

Inspired by Psalm 143:6,8 A Prayer of God’s Love and Mercy “I stretch out my arms to you, I stretch out my soul, like a land without water.” * I do stretch out my arms to You, oh Lord – to One I have forgotten, One I avoid, One who has hidden His face from me. “Where have You hidden, Beloved? I stretch out my arms to You, begging for the water of eternal life. Only the water of Your love can quench the dryness of my parched soul. And yet I refuse to search for You; I run from…continued

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The Way of to Life and Happiness: Humility

easter holiness

“Love has triumphed over hatred, life has conquered death, light has dispelled the darkness!”   Pope Francis, Easter 2015 Ubi et Orbi    Detail from a mosaic in the Rosary Basilica of Lourdes photo by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) From Easter 2015 Ubi et Orbi by Pope Francis:  “Out of love for us, Jesus Christ stripped himself of His divine glory, emptied Himself, took on the form of a slave and humbled Himself even to death, death on a cross… By His death and resurrection, Jesus shows everyone the way to life and happiness: this way is humility, which involves humiliation.…continued

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His Name Spoken is A Spreading Perfume

His Name Spoken is a Spreading Perfume

Praying with Song of Songs 1:3   “Your name spoken is a spreading perfume…”     His name, the name of Jesus our Beloved, whose love letters were written to us far before He was born into our world. Love letters written through the words of the prophets, written in Song of Songs and describing the intimate love that our good God has for us. We could never earn His love that is so freely and generously offered to us, and yet Our Beloved awaits our response. He longs for us to call upon Him, to love Him in return.…continued

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