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Posts tagged “Lord

Prayer for Healing

Lord Jesus Christ, by Your patience in suffering

you hallowed earthly pain

and gave us the example of obedience to your Father’s will:

Be near me in my time of weakness and pain;

sustain me by Your grace,

that my strength and courage may not fail;

heal me according to Your will;

and help me always to believe

that what happens to me here

is of little account if You hold me in eternal life,

my Lord and my God. Amen.

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Lord, Make Me a Better Parent

Oh, God, make me a better parent.

Help me to understand my children,

to listen patiently to what they have to say

and to answer all their questions kindly.

Keep me from interrupting them,

talking back to them and contradicting them.

Make me as courteous to them

as I would have them be to me.

Give me the courage to confess my sins

against my children and to ask of them forgiveness,

when I know that I have done them wrong.

May I not vainly hurt the feelings of my children.

Forbid that I should laugh at their mistakes or

resort to shame and ridicule as punishment.

Let me not tempt a child to lie and steal.

So guide me hour by hour that I may demonstrate

by all I say and do that honestly produces happiness.

Reduce, I pray, the meanness in me.

May I cease to nag:

and when I am out of sorts,

help me, O Lord, to hold my tongue.

Blind me to the little errors of my children

and help me to see the good things that they do.

Give me a ready word for honest praise.

Help to treat my children as those of their own age,

but let me not exact of them the judgments

and conventions of adults.

Allow me not to rob them of the opportunity

to wait upon themselves,

to think, to choose, and to make decisions.

Forbid that I should ever punish them

for my self satisfaction.

May I grant them all of their wishes

that are reasonable and have the courage always to withhold

a privilege that I know will do them harm.

Amen

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A Newlywed’s Prayer

Lord, bless us and keep us always with You,

Open our eyes to see each other as You see us.

Open our hearts to love each other as You love us.

Open our minds to the wonder and mystery of who You are

and of who You have created

each of us to be

And let us spend our lifetimes together.

Sally Clark


A Cleansing Blessing

The LORD is cleansing me

of all selfishness,

resentment and critical feelings

for my fellow beings

…as well as self-condemnation

and the misinterpretation of my life experiences…

…and more HE is bathing me

in generosity, appreciation, praise and gratitude

for my fellow beings

…and blessed me with self-acceptance

and an enlightened understanding of my experiences…


Hello God, I Need to Talk to You

“Hello God, I need to talk to you.”

Speaking to God honestly is the beginning of prayer…

(Father John Powell S.J.)

 

Tell God your thoughts, desires and feelings.

This includes being angry, having doubts, taking drugs,

having sexual feelings, trouble praying, and so on.

Have faith in God’s promise to help you when you talk to Him

Mathew 7:7-8 tells us:

 

“Ask and it will be given to you,

seek and you will find,

knock and the door will be open.”

 

“But he should ask in faith, not doubting…

for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea

that is driven and tossed about by the wind,

for that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord.” James 1:6-7

 

There will be times when God wants to talk to you.

 

Don’t worry about what He may say or ask you to do.

 

Remember… God always wants the best for you.