Skip to comments.Prayers for The Religion Forum (Ecumenical)
Posted on 07/01/2010 9:03:55 AM PDT by Mad Dawg
Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val
O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.
From the desire of being esteemed, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being loved, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being extolled, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being honored, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being praised, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being preferred to others, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being consulted, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being approved, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being humiliated, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being despised, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of suffering rebukes, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being calumniated, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being forgotten, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being ridiculed, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being wronged, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being suspected, Deliver me, Jesus.
That others may be loved more than I, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be esteemed more than I, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That, in the opinion of the world, others may increase and I may decrease,Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be chosen and I set aside, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be praised and I unnoticed, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be preferred to me in everything, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may become holier than I,
provided that I may become
as holy as I should, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
Dominicus Gabriel Mariae
O most gracious Lord Jesus:
To redeem an undeserving humanity
You gave up everything you had.
In your mercy, grant us the grace
of despising all things but you
and your love
That we may know the joy
you brought to us
through your dolorous Passion
Who live and reign in might and bliss
with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
One God, in everlasting glory.
Oh, it is July 1. I need to order cleaning supplies.
Lets begin with cleaning our souls.
This is the unlearned lesson of the past 25 yrs of my life.
Prayed. A little choked up. Feeling peace.
(I’m just so PROUD of myself.
38”Teacher,” said John, “we saw a man driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us.”
39”Do not stop him,” Jesus said. “No one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me, 40for whoever is not against us is for us. 41I tell you the truth, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to Christ will certainly not lose his reward.
1Let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in me. 2In my Father's house there are many mansions. If not, I would have told you: because I go to prepare a place for you. 3And if I shall go, and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and will take you to myself; that where I am, you also may be. 4And whither I go you know, and the way you know. 5Thomas saith to him: Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? 6Jesus saith to him: I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father, but by me. 7If you had known me, you would without doubt have known my Father also: and from henceforth you shall know him, and you have seen him.
31Then Jesus said to those Jews, who believed him: If you continue in my word, you shall be my disciples indeed. 32And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 33They answered him: We are the seed of Abraham, and we have never been slaves to any man: how sayest thou: you shall be free? 34Jesus answered them: Amen, amen I say unto you: that whosoever committeth sin, is the servant of sin. 35Now the servant abideth not in the house for ever; but the son abideth for ever. 36If therefore the son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.
Thank you both for these apposite, inspiring, and beautiful texts.
Thanks for this! I’m in!
Wow! Glad you’re aboard!
BTW, have you thought to ping the Keepers of ye Ping Lists, with a statement of intent? Naturally, I'm far too self-effacing to do the honors . . . ;-)
Who has the List of Lists? I’ve never told them about the Seaman Anoreth list.
Prayed and bumped.
Not sure what you mean by List of Lists, but NYer and Salvation both have extensive Catholic ping lists.
Thank you. I’m in. I’ve been accused of things that are not true, and it hurts.
I’ve got some of those tlists saved in my bookmarks too. It would be a huge undertaking to update them all.
Pinging the whole crowd. Please pray!
Thank you for the opportunity. Sometimes the discussions on the net (used to be called “the news”) become so worrisome it is necessary to hear a soft word to turn away the wrath that so easily overcomes us.
Nice prayer — very useful. I’m in.
Just what the world needs! Praying now.
Would you like to be on the Seaman Anoreth ping list? She’s in Singapore right now, but she hasn’t done anything very interesting there.
I’m in. From the heart. Thank you for sending this. I ask forgiveness from anybody I have offended because of my lack of insight, lack of patience, irascibility, etc (where’s that thesaurus of faults??!)
May I ask you -—PLEASE!-— to re-send this to us for the next 9 days? I don’t want to forget to pray this prayer, but I’m so thud-headed...
What’s the emoticon for thud-headed? =:^}
Mad Dawg has the right idea.
The Eastern Rites and Lutherans pray Psalm 141 daily as part of the service of Evening Prayer (Vespers).
“Set a watch before my mouth, O Lord, and guard the door of my lips”.
In a cyber age we would do well to consider that verse before hitting the “send” or “post” buttons!
“Set a watch before my fingers, O Lord”.
Thank you. I’m in.
That’s actually one of my faves from my little blue prayerbook.
Are you saying you want to be pinged for nine days?
Oh and if you’re the pinging kind, I’d appreciate a ping too!
Yeah BAby! Set a guard on my “post” button!
I am trying to make a pinglist of everyone who posts favorably, and unless I get asked NOT to, I will ping everyone every day.
I’m reading Atlas Shrugged for our holiday weekend camping. I just printed out the Litany and I’ll put it in my book to pray every morning.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury,pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen
Bless me Father for I have sinned.I am so proud I am making Daily Mass.Father-That’s not a sin-heheheheh
Of course that’s an excellent prayer. I am trying to keep it short and sweet and besides, for many the first day is done.
I certainly wouldn’t discourage anyone from praying this prayer.
Well, as Click and Clack say, It’s our humility that makes us great.
As Dawg says, Praying for humility is weird: if you think the prayer has been granted, it hasn’t.
So, fatima, are you in? I’m putting you on my list (which I will email to God.)
Let me think about it-Ok I’m in.
I am glad you’re a fast thinker!
It’s good to pray. I feel so fatuous, but really, it’s good.
God is so generous! Not only do I pray the LOTH with gazillions of Catholics around the world, but now I have prayer buddies on FR. Wonderful!
I think I’m proud of that but I take it back.
Hi, you! I’m following the thread closely. I want to join in, but I must be convinced within myself that the Love of the TRUTH is the reason for the gathering. I know, it’s within me to understand and believe, but KNOW that I’m following closely and praying for all involved. Grace, peace, and truth in all your comings and goings, Mad Dawg. Thanks for thinking of me. Maranatha! SVITW
Nothing restrains anger, curbs pride, heals the wound of malice, bridles self-indulgence, quenches the passions, checks avarice and puts unclean thoughts to flight, as does the name of Jesus.
-- St. Bernard
The truth is my faith, my love, my hope, all the virtues are weak in me. The one thing I am still learning, slowly and sometimes painfully, is that when I have a momentary gift of insight and see some great lack in myself, my first response must always be to thank God for the uncomfortable but saving insight, and to ask Him to supply my lack.
So I think I must say that He will supply the deficiencies of our Love for Him and for the Truth who is His Son. It's our place to pray and to praise, to beg and to thank. And really, this Litany is all about that, about asking Him to give us what we need to do what He wants.