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July 15, 2005 at 12:35 pm #1117AnonymousInactive
O Lord of Law, may I wear my scars of trails like deserved medals of chastisement, presented to me by the sacred hands of Thy perfect Justice.
Let my daily difficulties act as antidoes againts deluslion and rid me of false hopes of worldly happiness.
May the tears that flow from me at other’s cruel actions wash away from my mind some hiddent taint.
Let each sharp stroke of the pickax of unpleasantness expose within me new wisdom depths.
May the unhallowed darkness of ordinary esistence so frighten me that I rushingly seek Thy realm of purity and light.
Let life’s sudden sword thrusts force from me only a cry for Thy succor.
May the hurtful diggings of circumstance into the soild of my being uncover the ever bubbling well-spring of thy solace.
Let the ugliness of unkindness in others impel me to make myself beautiful with loving kindess.
May harsh speech from my companions remind me to use sweet words always.
If stones from evil minds are cast at me, let me send in return only missiles of goodwill.
As a jasmine vine shed its flowers over the hands delivering ax blows at its roots, so, on all who act imimically towards me may I shower the blosssoms of forgiveness.
-Whispers From EternityJuly 15, 2005 at 12:42 pm #5334About Catholics TeamKeymaster
Wonderful. Did you get that from a book?
Moving to Prayer Requests.July 15, 2005 at 4:48 pm #5339AnonymousInactive
Thank you for your kind reply Jon. Yes, it was taken from the book called Whispers from Eternity, by Paramahansa Yogananda (author of Autobiography of a Yogi).
Because Yogananda is not a Catholic, I decided to place it in the non-Catholic forum. But it is my prayer to our Lord, and I’m honored that you placed it here. ” title=”Smile” />
JamieJuly 15, 2005 at 5:06 pm #5340AnonymousInactive
This is another prayer from the same book by Yogananda. It is called : May I calm the storms of restless desires.
With the power that flows from perceptions of Thee, may I calm by Christ-like command* my storms fo restless desires.
Blessed Spirit, help me to subdue the incessant ripples of the little wave of my life, that Thine oceanic vastness spread over me.
In the limphid waters of my soul let me behold the unruffled reflection of thy stillness.
* “And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.” _ Mark 4:39July 15, 2005 at 8:33 pm #5342AnonymousInactive
Shows how God’s grace can extend beyond the visible Church.
Wonderful prayer Ardent.
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