O Lord, listen to our supplications with mercy and answer them with compassion. In your good pleasure, O God accept, our adoration and prayer and be gracious to us.
Grant us, Father, to pass through the night of this present life with watchful heart and sober thoughts, awaiting the radiant day of your Only-begotten Son. May we not be found fallen and idle, but watching and upright, ready to accompany him into the divine palace of his glory.
Lord, give rest to the souls of your departed servants, in a place of brightness, refreshment, and repose; where all suffering, sorrow, and sighing have fled away.
Remember, my God, the fall of Lucifer, full of pride; keep me safe with the power of your grace. Save me from falling away from you; save me from doubt. Incline my heart to call upon you, present in everything. Glory to You, O God, from age to age!
Does possessing wealth get us closer to God’s Kingdom, or does wealth keep us out of the Kingdom? Here’s what we learn from Jesus’ encounter with a rich young man in Matthew 19.
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You are my delight, O Lord, and you give me the desires of my heart. I commit my way to the Lord, and place my trust in him.
“And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.” (John 1:5)
Christianity was never meant to be merely a topic of academic study. Christianity is communion with the living God. “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” (Psalms of David)
Yes, we must use our heads when learning the Faith. But Christ doesn’t want us to leave him in our heads, he wants us to invite him to sit on the throne of our hearts.
Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am in trouble; my eye wastes away with grief, yes, my soul and my body! But as for me, I trust in you, O Lord; I say: ‘You are my God.’
“Throughout our life, we go through many changes, experiences many ups and downs. Today we are children of the light (cf. Jn 12:36), but tomorrow we are filled with doubts and wonder: ‘Who is God? Where is God? God has forgotten me.’ This happens because the ego has placed itself in opposition to God, has made a god of itself, and it is impossible for the two to coexist.Continue reading “A conflict of gods”