May the God of peace, make you holy through and through, and keep you sound in spirit, soul and body, free of any fault when our Lord Jesus Christ comes. He who calls you keeps faith; he will do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
Prayer of the Day
Today I pray for the courage to follow your will for me. You are the God of constant surprises. Perhaps you have a new path for me I have never considered or long ignored. I will try to listen to your voice today by stopping to be silent at these times and places ________. Hold …
A Jewish Blessing Bless our people with a wise and feeling heart. You have given us freedom to choose between good and evil, life and death. May we choose life and good, that our children may inherit from us the blessings of dignity and freedom, prosperity and peace.
The Father laughs with the Son; the Son laughs with the Father. The Father likes the Son; the Son likes the Father. The Father delights in the Son; the Son delights in the Father. The Father loves the Son; the Son loves the Father. The laughter, liking, delighting, loving is the Holy Spirit. Meister Eckhart
Grant a resting place to the souls of the faithful in the arms of our ancestors, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Feed them in a fertile land and by the waters of comfort, in a paradise of joy and in that place from which the broken heart, sorrow and sighing have flown. Make them rest in …
Glory be to God for dappled things– For skies of couple-color as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh firecoal chestnut falls; finches’ wings; Landscape plotted and pieced–fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, …
It is my nature that makes me love you often, For I am love itself. It is my longing that makes me love you intensely, For I yearn to be loved from the heart. It is my eternity that makes me love you long, For I have no end. Mechthild of Magdeburg
Be, Lord Jesus, a bright flame before me, a guiding star above me, a smooth path below me, a kindly shepherd behind me: today, tonight, and forever.
You will have pain and affliction, trouble and strain and doubt. But you shall not be overcome and all shall be well. Yes, all shall be well, and all will be well, and you shall see yourself that all manner of things shall be well. Julian of Norwich
If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, or cool one pain, or help one lonely person into happiness again I shall not live in vain. Emily Dickinson