Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Prayers & Reflections for April 5

The Armor of God
Reflections and Prayers for Wartime

Occasional Prayers


Happy is that soul, which heareth the Lord speaking within her; and from his mouth receiveth the word of comfort.

Happy ears which receive the accents of the divine whisper, and take no notice of the whisperings of the world.

Happy ears, indeed, which hearken to truth itself teaching within, and not to the voice which soundeth without.

Happy eyes, which are shut to outward things, and attentive to the interior.

Happy they who penetrate into internal things; and endeavour to prepare themselves more and more by daily exercises for the attaining to heavenly secrets.

Happy they who seek to be wholly intent on God, and who rid themselves of every wordly impediment.

Mind these things, O my soul, and shut the doors of thy senses, that thou mayest hear what the Lord thy God speaks within thee.

Thus saith thy Beloved: I am thy salvation, thy peace, and thy life; abide in me, and thou shalt find peace.

Let alone all transitory things, and seek things eternal.

What are all temporal things, but deceit? and what will all things created avail thee, if thou be forsaken by thy Creator?

Cast off then all earthly things, and make thyself agreeable to thy Creator, and faithful to him that so thou mayest attain to true happiness.
-Imitation oj Christ, Book III.

[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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