September 28, 2012

Shall We Pray?

This is a prayer written by Father Francis A. Wisniewski, C.S.V., taken from my well-worn little book of Catholic Devotionals. I feel that it is timely, relevant and vital for these times. Please join me in petitioning God our Father in Prayer.

"Prayer For Our Times"

In a selfish world that seeks to destroy You O Lord, and in a world mounted with false gods and false pyramids of pleasure, we seek You O Lord, with a loving and sincere heart.

In a listless world that has lost its divine beat and pulsates erratically with hate, envy and jealousy, greed and every type of crime, we listen for the comforting words You uttered  to a little girl when You took her by the hand and said "Telitha Koum" ~ Little girl, rise.

In a faithless world we strive to touch the hem of Your garment and our reach is not long enough it seems. Our courage is hardly reflective of Your undying loyalty and love for us. In a blind world we search the walls and wells of time for at least some small penetrating light to restore our faith in You O Lord, and to leave all things directed to Almighty God.

In a musty and ill-smelling world sunken very low in the foul odors of our sexually obsessed society, we look to You O Lord for relief from filth and corruption, to make our senses wholly responsive to the Divine Banquet and the Last Supper in reparation for our sins and the sins of others. The Last Supper became the beginning of our frequent covenant with You O Lord in the incensation of the oblation by the angels themselves and in the Divine-Human harmony.

In a deaf, indifferent and unconcerned world O Lord, grant us the hearing of the Holy Word and  never close the Holy Words to us. We hope to share in Your life, in Your peace, in Your justice that we remain always in perfect accord with You. May the deep springs of grace issue forth  the gifts and the fruits of the Holy Spirit so that we too may be filled with Divine Love and with Divine compassion. We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ, who dwells in eternity with the Father and The Holy Spirit, One God, now and forever, Amen.

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May God bless every eye that reads this.
Jesus, I Trust in You

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