O that we could begin this day in devout meditations, in joy unspeakable, and in blessing and praising Thee, who hast given us such good hope and everlasting consolation. Lift up our minds above all these little things below, which are apt to distract our thoughts; and keep them above till our hearts are fully bent to seek Thee every…
Lord, You have given us Your Word for a light to shine upon our path; grant us so to meditate on that Word, and to follow its teaching, that we may find in it the light that shines more and more until the perfect day; through Jesus Christ our Lord. – St Jerome 342 – 420AD
We call on you, Lord, be our helper and protector. Save the afflicted among us; have mercy on the lowly; raise up the fallen; appear to the needy; heal the ungodly; restore the wanderers of thy people; feed the hungry; ransom our prisoners; raise up the sick; comfort the faint-hearted. – Clement of Rome (died 99AD)
O Christ, our Morning Star, Splendour of Light Eternal, shining with the glory of the rainbow, come and waken us from the greyness of our apathy, and renew in us your gift of hope. Amen. – Bede the Venerable
Dear Lord, Save me… The sea is so wide and my boat is so small. (repeat as needed!)
Jesus is enough to keep me at peace like a child in it’s mother’s arms… Jesus is enough to keep me at peace like a child… Jesus is enough to keep me at peace… Jesus is enough to keep… Jesus is enough… Jesus… – Inspired by Psalm 131:2 – Read Mark 10:13-16 and reflect. – Simplfied by Matt from a…
God grant me the serenity To accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, Enjoying one moment at a time, Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace, Taking, as you did, this world as it is, Not as I want it,…
Oh Lord! To rejoice in the eye of the storm, to laugh out loud with delight in your presence, to respond with humility and to give in love – surely there is no other way. Help me Lord, to walk humbly, to love and to be loved and to hear your words in all that surrounds. Amen
O most tender and gentle Lord Jesus, Teach us to meditate on you That we may become like you And love you truly and simply As you have loved us. Amen.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me. (Pray repeated as you breathe).
Lord, you are closer to me than my own breathing, nearer than my hands and feet. – St Teresa of Avila 1515-1582AD
Teach us, Lord, to do the little things as though they were great because of the majesty of Christ who does them in us and who lives our life. Teach us to do the greatest things as though they were little and easy because of Christ’s power! – Blaise Pascal 1623-1662AD famous for his mathematics and Pascal’s triangle!