I do not pray that God will remove all your troubles, but that you will find in them motive for growth and thanksgiving for his goodness.
I do not pray that you will have an easy way of it, but that you will be given strength for each step and learn dependence upon the Almighty.
I do not pray that you will be saved from the sorrows of this world, but that you will find comfort in the arms of the Heavenly Father. Continue reading
Father who was and is and always will be, help us live as children of the resurrection, finding Jesus’ glorious life more and more abundant, so that the fullness of this life may repel the intrusion of self and sin and overcome evil with good.
Help us join the praise of the universe to your power, glory, and goodness.
Set us to rights in our relationships, in our attitudes and thoughts, in our habits of work, free time, and personal piety.
Show us the opportunities to remember the poor, to lift up the needy, to defend the helpless. Continue reading
Father, you bless us with friends and neighbors, with a network of people in our lives, who enrich us and provide us with roots. Even more, you give us a family in the faith who keep us pointed toward you and toward eternity and provide us with love and support and discipline. Continue reading
Father, your glory shows your nature. Although we get only a glimpse of your power and might, yet what we do see reflects your true self.
We also want others to see who we truly are as your children, as redeemed people, as saints concerned to do right, as those who reject evil and embrace righteousness. Continue reading