Thursday, December 16, 2010

Prayers & Reflections for December 16

The Armor of God
Reflections and Prayers for Wartime

Chapter IV
Reflections on Prayer

A disappointment, a contradiction, a harsh word, an undeserved rebuke, a pain, a loss borne patiently in His name and endured as in His presence is worth more than any prayer said by the lips.

The first thing in the morning offer yourself to God, body and soul, reason and senses, purpose and desires, to be for that day whatever God wants you to be as revealed in the circumstances of life.

Say to God in some such language as this:
"Thou knowest, Good Lord, that I am tempted to get angry with, or to be jealous of (here mention the person or persons), to take Thy Holy Name in vain,and (here mention the ways you are apt to sin or you have in the past).

But, Dear Lord, for the love of Thee, I want to pass this day without committing these sins, or any other sins in thought, word, or deed.

Please help me. Without Thee I can do nothing; with Thee I can do anything."...
[Continued tomorrow]
The Armor of God
Reflections and Prayers for Wartime

by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Fulton J. Sheen
(C) 1943, P.J. Kenedy & Sons

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