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!
In Christ alone my soul finds rest… In Christ alone my soul… In Christ alone… In Christ. – Inspired by Psalm 62:1, 5 – From Bill Gaultiere at www.soulshepherding.org – Pray slowly reflecting on each line quietly.
Lord God, take my heart, for I cannot give it to you. And when you have it keep it, For I would not take it from you. And save me in spite of myself, For Christ’s sake. – Francois de Salignac (1651-1715)
From silly devotions, And from sour-faced saints, Good Lord, deliver us! – St Terisa Of Avila 1515-1582AD. Now this one may seem a bit pointless at first, but go with it. What kinds of silly worship, crazy stuff, and put-on shows have you seen in the name of God? We need to pray about it! Reflect on what God…
Dear Lord Jesus, we have this day only once; before it is gone, help us to do all the good we can, so that it is not wasted. Amen.
Lord Jesus, we remember how you forgave the people who hurt you. Help us to forgive those who hurt us. May we never try to pay them back. Amen.
Your wisdom first Lord, My soul always be serving you in the way You will and not as I choose. Let me die to myself so that I may serve you; let me live to you who are life itself. – St Teresa of Avila 1515-1582AD
Lord, Forgive me for my pride and my need to control, Forgive me for my fear and my desire to please at any cost. Forgive me Lord, for my lack of listening and for holding on too tightly. Thank you Lord, for the miracle you work despite the obstacles I put in your way, for I am but dust in…
You have given so much to me, Give one thing more; A grateful heart! – George Herbert 1593-1633AD