Create in me a temple
On this St. Valentine Day of love, just a week until our holy season of Lent, I pray, oh Lord, that You create in me a temple—cleansed, purified, sanctified, worthy of Your presence— where You delight to live forever.
Forgive me, Lord.
I’m wrong too often to be certain, so often, of being right.
I’ve Chosen You For This. Don’t Lose Heart.
A note from our Lord: Daughter, I know you have a great desire to share all that you have learned, to describe all the ways I have come to you and spoken with you. It is right and normal that you have this desire. But just as I told so many people who I healed…
I want your heart
It’s not your wealth I want so much as your heart.Prayers for the poor and needy are powerful…For them certainly, because I hear them and I answer.I am faithful. But even more, your prayers for the poor are powerful for you, for your goodness, for the sweetness and beauty of your generous heart. Similarly, I…
Oh Truth, here You are standing just before me.You, who existed before all time;You, who will be after the end of all time;Bless me with Your Word.Incarnate Your Truth in me. Allow me — my ego, my intellect, my understanding —To decrease, that You and Your Spirit might increase,Might find Your Way to me, in…
Prepare me for You, Oh Lord
Father, You gave me your beautiful words during my prayers with You, today at Mass. Help me now to recall them, I pray, and to lift them up to Your glory. Amen. God our Father in Heaven lean close, I pray, and beckon to me that I might lift my heart to You, that it…
Sunday, September 4, 2022 — Word on Fire
This reading is a striking one. But it sure gets our attention, doesn’t it. Bishop Barron and other priests along the way have reminded us that Jesus was a Jewish man, steeped in Jewish ways and figures of speech and speaking. The image helps when I think of him looking right at me and challenging…
Give me a broken spirit
Psalm 51:17 The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. Let me not despise my broken spirit, or my broken heart, oh lord. Rather, show me how to offer it to you as a sacrifice. Take my ego and my arrogance, my loss…
Everything is Yours, Holy Lord.I trust You with my heart.Help me to doYour Work, withYour Words, withYour Wisdom, alongYour Way.Through all my ups and my downs letYour Will be done in and through me, Holy Lord.This day and forever.
Waves of Grace
Against a brilliant background, there she stood. The mounds of reds and yellows, greens and oranges and purples tantalized my senses with promises of Romas and romaine, parsley and peppers, eggplant and onions. Like an angel in my mind’s eye today, her soft, strawberry blonde hair shimmered, framing her face, as light surrounded her. Her…