Monday, May 21, 2012

Sunday's Prayer Throughout the Week

Hi everybody!  I've been out of order for some time now with various infections, struggling to get the garden started, and generally coping with weakness and fatigue, which is why I haven't offered anything for some time.  But now I'm trying to turn over a new leaf and show up here a little more often.

This past Sunday we celebrated the "Sunday After the Ascension" in the 1962 liturgical books.  Here is the lovely prayer which is repeated throughout the week during the Divine Office:

Almighty and everlasting God, make us always bear towards Thee a devoted will, and serve Thy Majesty with a sincere heart.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ who lives and reigns with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end, Amen.

Sometimes the short prayers are the ones chock full of food for meditation, so I hope you will find inspiration from it.

6 comments:

  1. Hi Barbara, I do sometimes favor the shorter ones too. I like it when it's too the point and concise. It homes better that way. Hope you're feeling ok? Praying that you experience renewed strength and good health!

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  2. I love this prayer. Thanks. Feel better!

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  3. Noreen and Colleen, thanks for your best wishes. Glad the prayer speaks to you.

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  4. Hi Barb,
    Sometimes shorter prayers are better because I'm scatterbrained. This one's beautiful - I immediately honed in on "devoted will" and "sincere heart". If you have these two things you have everything.

    Praying for your health, Barb! God bless!

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  5. Mary, I,too,fixed on the "devoted will" and "sincere heart". Those two phrases are enough to meditate on all day.

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  6. Hope you feel better - always nice to see you posting!

    God Bless.

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