O Most Holy Trinity, I adore You!
Trusting in Your love and mercy
I am now ready to fully participate
in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass,
the Source and Summit of my life.
My Savior, Jesus Christ, I believe
that You are Truly Present in the
Most Holy Eucharist.
Eternal Father, I offer You the
Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity
of Your dearly beloved Son,
Our Lord Jesus Christ,
in atonement for our sins
and those of the whole world.
Come Holy Spirit, fill me with
every grace and blessing.
Help me to receive Your life-giving
Word in the Scriptures
and to be a Missionary Disciple
O Blessed Virgin Mary,
All Angels and Saints,
and My Guardian Angel,
help me to pray well.
We ask this all through
Christ, our Lord. Amen.
FOR THE EYES OF THE LORD ARE OVER THE RIGHTEOUS, AND HIS EARS ARE OPEN UNTO THEIR PRAYERS: BUT THE FACE OF THE LORD IS AGAINST THEM THAT DO EVIL.
WHENEVER SOMETHING DISAGREEABLE OR DISPLEASING HAPPENS TO YOU, REMEMBER, CHRIST WAS CRUCIFIED AND BE SILENT. - St. John of the Cross
We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes.
When we are not tapped into the spirit we grasp at anything that seems stable. We grasp but do not grasp at what we should - God. Lord you give us the gift of sight through YOU. Please help us to recognize, see it and follow.
We are like children, going every which way before we ask God for directions. When we finally ask for directions we need to be carried. It is so wonderful that God loves us so much.
The lord is my sheperd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the lord for ever.
Good Friday – The Crucifixion of Jesus
Flogging, tormenting, a crown of thorns.
Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.
Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.
Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, endures all things.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
1 Corinthians 13:10-3