> Image via WikipediaSoul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Crhist, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from the side of Christ, wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O good Jesus, hear me
Permit me not to be separated from you
From the wicked foe, defend me
At the hour of my death call me home
And bid me come to you
That with your saints I may praise you
For ever and ever, Amen
–Ignatius of Loyola
>Image via WikipediaThis is from Christine Sine.
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
All that is not of God must die
God may we repent of ways that do not serve you
And admit to the tensions that tell us where we need to change
Christ is coming walking towards the cross
God may we see him clearly
Pouring out love
Pouring out mercy
Pouring out peace
May we kneel before him in humble adoration
May we take up our cross and follow
And walk with Christ into the ways of life
>Image via WikipediaLord Jesus Christ may I be faithful to your call today
Bestowing your love
Singing your songs
Speaking your words
May I in all things be as you would be
From Christine Sine, over at Godspace.
>Click on the Picture for the full image. The image is from All that Is Interesting.
This Moves Me To Prayer!
LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory
in the heavens.
Through the praise of children and infants
you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.
When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?
>Cover of I Am America (And So Can You!)
I believe it was the tiger-Philospher Hobbes who described human life as “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.” Religion allows us to ignore all that by praying.
Stephen Colbert, I Am America (and So Can You!)
(Another quote I got from Jesus Died for This? by Becky Garrison
>photo © 2009 Leland Francisco | more info (via: Wylio)
This is where I am right now. Some difficult reading this afternoon. Some difficult reflection. Not bad. Not bad at all. Just difficult.
First from Brennan Manning:
May all your expectations be frustrated
May all your plans be thwarted
May all your desires be withered into nothingness
that you may experience the powerlessness
and poverty of a child
and sing and dance
in the love of God
Second from the Franciscans:
May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers,
half truths, and superficial relationships,
so that you may live deep within your heart.
May God bless you with anger at injustice,
oppression, and exploitations of people,
so that you may work for justice, freedom, and peace.
May God bless you with tears to shed for those
who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, and war,
so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them
and to turn their pain into joy.
And may God bless you with enough foolishness
to believe that you can make a difference in this world,
so that you can do what others claim cannot be done.