Teach us, good Lord, to serve you as you deserve, to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labour and not to ask for any reward, save that of knowing that we do your will. Amen. St. Ignatius …
Prayer of the Day
O Father, your power is greater than all powers. O Son, under your leadership we cannot fear anything. O Spirit, under your protection there is nothing we cannot overcome. Prayer of the Kikuyu, Kenya
Your mercy is on those who fear you throughout all generations You have shown strength with your arm. You have scattered the proud and their hearts and fantasies. You have put down the mighty from their seat And have lifted up the powerless.
God hugs you. You are encircled by the arms of the MYSTERY of God. Hildegard of Bingen
You crown the year with your goodness, abundance flows in your steps. In the pastures of the wilderness it flows. The hills are filled with joy, the meadows covered with floods. The valleys are decked with wheat.
God our heavenly Father, when the thought of you wakes in our hearts, let its awakening not be like a startled bird that flies about in fear. Instead, let it be like a child waking from sleep with a heavenly smile. Soren Kierkegaard
God be in my head and in my understanding; God be in my eyes, and in my looking; God be in my mouth, and in my speaking; God be in my heart, and in my thinking; God be at my end, and at my departing. Old Sarum Primer, 1558 Anglican Missal
One cannot be good simply by avoiding evil. To be indifferent or apathetic to the needs of one’s neighbor, to stand aloof from a world begging for help, is already to be guilty. Robert O. Johann
O God, teach me to breathe deeply in faith. Soren Kierkegaard
Whatever ultimate meaning life may have, this much can be said already– life is a call to share in the world’s making. It is a chance to intervene, to contribute, to enhance what exists by the sheer power of one’s own presence and activity. Robert O. Johann