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Prayers for various occasions. For Joy in God's Creation Gracious and Loving God, you have filled the world with beauty: Open our eyes to behold your gracious hand in all these works; that, rejoicing in your whole creation, we may learn to serve you with gladness; for the sake of him through whom all things were made, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the strength of love: So mightily spread abroad your Spirit, that all peoples may be gathered under the banner of the Prince of Peace, as children of one God; to whom be dominion and glory, now and for ever.

O God, the Father of all, whose Son commanded us to love our enemies: Lead them and us from prejudice to truth: deliver them and us from hatred, cruelty, and revenge; and in your good time enable us all to stand reconciled before you, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Almighty God, who have given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly ask that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of your favor and glad to do your will. Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners.

Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought here out of many countries and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in your Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to your law, we may show forth your praise among the nations of the earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in you to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Almighty God, to whom we must account for all our powers and privileges: Guide the people of the United States or of this community in the election of officials and representatives; that, by faithful administration and wise laws, the rights of all may be protected and our nation be enabled to fulfill your purposes; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women of our armed forces at home and abroad. Our [6] God, our help in ages past, Our hope for years to come, Our shelter from the stormy blast, And our eternal home.

Under [7] the shadow of Thy throne Still may we dwell secure; Sufficient is Thine arm alone, And our defence is sure. Before the hills in order stood, Or earth received her frame, From everlasting Thou art God, To endless years the same. A thousand ages in Thy sight Are like an evening gone; Short as the watch that ends the night Before the rising sun. Time, like an ever rolling stream, Bears all its sons away; They fly, forgotten, as a dream Dies at the opening day.

Our God, our help in ages past, Our hope for years to come, Be Thou our guard while troubles [9] last, And our eternal home. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Christian hymn. Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major — Fugue. Retrieved 28 July Archived from the original on 22 August Retrieved 17 August Retrieved 27 June The more sin and impurity destroy the image of God in man, the more we shall try by purity of life to be a living temple of the Holy Spirit, O Heart of Jesus! The more Thy vicar on earth is persecuted, the more we will honor him as the infallible head of Thy Holy Church, show our fidelity and pray for him, O Kingly Heart of Jesus!

O Sacred Heart, through Thy powerful grace, may we become Thy apostles in the midst of a corrupted world, and be Thy crown in the kingdom of heaven. Lord Jesus Christ, take all my freedom, my memory, my understanding, and my will. All that I have and cherish You have given me. I surrender it all to be guided by Your will. Your love and Your grace are wealth enough for me.

Give me these, Lord Jesus, and I'll ask for nothing more. Heavenly Father, Almighty God. I humble myself before Your Presence. What a joy it is to come to You. Please forgive me all my sins. Lord I come to You in my nothingness. I want to worship You and adore You, to love You with all my heart, with all my mind, with all my soul and with all my strength. I want to burn with desire for You like an angel. I need You my Lord, I am nothing without You. I ask You to raise me before Your Glory. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit, grant me peace, love and joy.

Heal me, bless me and sanctify me O Lord; make me a blessing for all those around me. O My God! Source of All Mercy! I acknowledge Your sovereign power. While recalling the wasted years that are past, I believe that You, Lord, can in an instant turn this loss to gain. Miserable as I am, yet I firmly believe that You can do all things. Please restore to me the time lost, giving me Your grace, both now and in the future, that I may appear before You in "wedding garments.

Lord, there has been too much change in my life recently, and I feel overwhelmed. Because I try to be a responsible person, I sometimes forget that it is unwise for me to allow my sense of duty to override my common sense. Lord, help me to allow myself more time to rest, relax, and pray.

Guide me toward something spiritual to read every day and a quiet time afterwards to reflect on what I have read and how it pertains to my life. I truly want to simplify my life and live more as Christ did. Help me remember that there is no loss or problem I must face alone. You are always near, with Your love and compassion to comfort me.

Gentle Jesus, with faith in Your healing powers and confidence in Your constant compassion, I ask you to heal my suffering spirit. May my soul find rest in Your comforting love and relief from sorrow and anguish. Relying on Your love, I especially ask Your help in name your concern. I place my trust in Your power to heal my spirit from feelings of hopelessness, unrest, and despair. Take away all fear from my life and give me a strong faith like Abraham, our father in faith.

As I celebrate this Eucharist, I wait in joyful hope for the return of the Master. Give me all I need each day: do not put me to the test. Help me to recognise that nothing in life is more important than preparation for the final encounter. Deliver me from all evil, past, present and to come.


For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are Yours, now and for ever. You are the Supreme Joy, and all who are happy owe it to You. You are the Light of minds, and all receive their understanding from You. We love You above all. We seek You, we follow You, and we are ready to serve You. We desire to dwell under Your power for You are the King of All. You gave each one of us a mission to fulfil in our lives. Help us to find it, to use it and share it with others.

Help us to understand the true meaning of life - to know You, and to live with You. I know that You love me like no other can love me, that Your love for me is so great and unconditional that it hurts me to hurt You. Help me my Lord, to become more like You. Help me to see You in others and help others see You in me. This day more than any day I need to feel Thee near To fortify my courage And overcome my fears. By myself I cannot meet the challenges of the hour There are times when human creatures need a higher power To bear what must be borne And so, dear Lord I pray Hold on to my trembling hand And be with me today Amen.

Let us pray to Jesus Christ along with the intercession of Holy Mother Mary, in union with the saints. Come to me. Speak to me. Reveal the Will of God to me. Deliver me from dangers and diseases names. Pour Your Precious Blood on me. Remove all the stain of sin from me. Grant me freely, redemption from sin and salvation by the merit of the crucifixion and glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ. Deliver me from satanic bondages, evil desire, wicked men and temptations of the devil. Save me by the merit of Your Suffering.

Jesus,send upon me, in power, the Holy Spirit, promised by the Father. Renew me, and my dear ones by the Holy Spirit. Thank You God. Praise You Jesus. Praise You Holy Spirit.

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Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in You. My Jesus Mercy! Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation! Jesus, Mary, Joseph, I give You my heart and my soul. Jesus, Mary, Joseph, assist me in my last agony. Jesus, Mary, Joseph, may I breathe out my soul with You in peace. God, teach me to be patient, teach me to go slow, Teach me how to wait on You when my way I do not know. Teach me sweet forbearance when things do not go right So I remain unruffled when others grow uptight. Teach me how to quiet my racing, rising heart So I might hear the answer You are trying to impart.

Teach me to let go, dear God, and pray undisturbed until My heart is filled with inner peace and I learn to know Your Will. Lord, in Your great generosity, heal my sickness, wash away my defilement, enlighten my blindness, enrich my poverty, and clothe my nakedness. May I receive the Bread of Angels, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, with humble reverence, with the purity and faith, the repentance and love, and the determined purpose that will help to bring me to salvation.

Loving Father, as on my earthly pilgrimage I now receive Your Beloved Son under the veil of a sacrament, may I one day see Him face to face in glory, Who lives and reigns with You forever. Shine Your light upon me so that I may see my true vocation. Give me the grace to hear Your word and be an example to others of Your love for us. I pray for all in Priesthood, Consecrated life, Marriage and Single life, and for all who are listening to Your call, that they may answer You in their vocation. May I freely, courageously and lovingly respond. Eternal Father, turn Thy merciful gaze upon all mankind and especially upon poor sinners, all enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus.

For the sake of His sorrowful passion show us Thy Mercy, that we may praise the omnipotence of Thy Mercy for ever and ever. Eternal Father, turn Thy merciful gaze also upon the company of Thy chosen ones in Thy vineyard--upon the souls of priests and religious; and endow them with the strength of Thy blessing. For the love of the Heart of Thy Son in which they are enfolded, impart to them, Thy power and light, that they may guide others in the way of salvation and with one voice sing praise to Thy boundless Mercy for ages without end.

Heart of Jesus, overwhelmed with bitterness for the sins of men, break my heart with sorrow for my sins. Heart of Jesus, infinitely pure and without stain, give me an inviolable purity of body, mind, and heart. Heart of Jesus, consumed with zeal for the glory of the Father, enkindle in my heart an ardent zeal for Thy glory and my own sanctification. Heart of Jesus, reign for ever in my heart, and grant me the grace to reign one day with Thee in Heaven.

I adore Thee at every instant of time. Joseph, in union with all Thy Angels and Saints in the glory of heaven, in union with Thy just on earth, in union with the souls in purgatory. With this tribute of adoration I wish to adore Thee for all who do not adore Thee, to love Thee for all who love Thee not, to acknowledge Thee to be my God, for all who refuse to acknowledge Thee.

I adore Thee for all the works of Thy hands, that reveal to me so much wisdom, goodness and mercy, O Lord. Thou hast spread so much beauty over the earth, and it tells me about Thy Beauty, even though these beautiful things are but a faint reflection of Thine Incomprehensible Beauty.

And although Thou hast hidden Thyself and concealed Thy Beauty, my eye, enlightened by faith, reaches Thee, and my soul recognizes its Creator, its Highest Good; and my heart is completely immersed in prayer of adoration. I pray, give skill to my hands, clear vision to my mind, kindness and meekness to my heart. Give me singleness of purpose, strength to lift up a part of the burden of my suffering fellow men, and a true realization of the privilege that is mine. Take from my heart all guile and worldiness, that with the simple faith of a child, I may rely on You.

Let Your Holy Spirit testify through us and speak the Truth through us. Let Your Holy Spirit love through us- a perfect unselfish Holy Love; so that we lay down all worldly ambitions, give up our wills, and do Your Holy Will. Take our thoughts away from making money, or finding business opportunities. Take our desire away from seeking worldly wealth or fame.

Take our eyes away from looking on vain worldly appearances, which deceive and mislead us. Keep our thoughts on doing Your Holy will, not on seeking worldly material things, or vain worldly status. To do Your Holy Will. If You desire us to walk paths of poverty, then so be it. If You desire us to lose everything, that we think is important or valuable, then so be it.

If You desire us to sacrifice everything we have and our lives, then so be it. If You desire us to endure pain and seasons of harsh conditions, then so be it. If You desire us to live or die, then so be it. Let Your Holy Will be done in our lives. For, even our lives are not our own. We owe everything to You. Keep us from looking in the mirror and admiring our own beauty, which is not beauty at all.

Keep us from pride and love of self, which is our enemy. Bless us with absolute, total, unselfish love. Which is only possible through Your Holy Spirit. We give You our lives. Do with us as You will. Make our lives useful to Your Service. The only ambition we have is to humbly, and honestly do Your Will. We want to lift up Your Name Jesus, not our names. We want to make known the power of Your Holy Spirit, Jesus. We want You to claim us for Yourself, and use us according to Your Divine purpose. And no matter the job or task that You assign to us, we will be contented, and full of Joy, to do Your Holy Will, Jesus.

For without You, we perish. Prayer Before the Blessed Sacrament for Vocations 1. We desire to imitate the love You show us in Your death and resurrection, by loving and serving one another. We ask You to call many Young people to religious life, and to provide the holy and generous priests that are so needed in Your Church today. Lord Jesus, hear our prayer. Prayer Before the Blessed Sacrament for Vocations 2. Grant us Your assistance as we seek to live out our vocation in life.

We pray especially for those who have answered Your call as priests, brothers, sisters, and deacons. Keep them faithful in following Your Son, and dedicated in serving You, in their brothers and sisters. Grant that many more men and women will be open to the challenge of dedicating their lives in the ministry of building Your Kingdom. Jesus, High Priest and Redeemer, we ask You to call men and women to Your service as priests and religious. May they be inspired by the lives of dedicated priests, brothers and sisters.

Holy Spirit, give to parents the grace of generosity and trust toward You and their Child, so that their sons and daughters may be helped to choose their vocation in life with wisdom and freedom. We ask all of this through Christ, Our Lord. Jesus, each time I look at the Sacred Host, sancify my eyes, that they may close more and more to all that is merely earthly.

Jesus, each time I look at the sacred Host, send a ray of Divine Light into my soul, that I may better know You and myself. Jesus, each time I look at the sacred Host, send a flame of Divine Love into my heart to consume everything in it that is displeasing to You and to set it all on fire with Your love. Now and in eternity may my only desire be to contemplate the infinite beauty of Your Divine Countenance which delights the angels.

Spirit of God, fill our hearts with a desire to seek truth and rejoice in beauty. Help us to know what is pleasing to You and to understand what is right and good in Your sight. Give all teachers Your constant encouragement and guide them in their good work. Spirit of God, make us effective witnesses of Your truth to all whose lives we touch.

We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord.

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O my Divine Savior, transform me into Yourself. May my hands be the hands of Jesus. May my tongue be the tongue of Jesus, Grant that every faculty of my body may serve only to glorify You. Above all, transform my soul and all its powers, that my memory, my will and my affections may be the memory, the will and the affections of Jesus.

I pray You to destroy in me all that is not You. Paul: "I live, now not I, but Christ lives in me". Almighty and Eternal God Give me, I beseech You the great gift of inward peace Command the winds and storms of my unruly passions. Subdue, by Your grace, my proneness to love created things too much, Give me a love of suffering for Your sake.

Make me forbearing and kind to others, that I may avoid quarrels and contentions. And teach me constantly to seek after and to acquire that perfect resignation to Your Holy Will which alone brings interior peace. Lord God, touch this place with Your gentle hand. Let Your peace pour into the soreness, wash away the pain, heal the damage and give new strength by Your Holy Spirit.

Help us to forgive, to renounce any bitterness or resentment and receive the healing touch of Jesus. Loving Lord Jesus, Whose hands are underneath our lowest feelings to support us as we rest in You. Hold me in this dark place and sustain my life with Your hope.

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Let the light of Your love warm my heart, and Your Holy Spirit, the Comforter, be with me to lift me up. Help me, I pray To get through this day. I don't even ask To have things my way, Your Will is okay. Lord, please put Your peace in my heart. I'm worried and anxious.

My mind races and obsesses. I can't help thinking about my problems. And the more I think about them, the more depressed I become. I feel like I'm sinking down in quicksand and can't get out. Calm me, Lord. Slow me down, put Your peace in my heart. No matter what problem I have, Lord, You are bigger, You are more powerful than it is.

So I bring my problem to You. I know what I want. I know my will. I do not know Yours. I do not know how You will use this problem for my salvation. I do not know what good You will workout at this evil. But I trust You. I trust Your Goodness and Your Wisdom. So I place myself in Your hands. Please fill my heart with peace. Lord, teach me the art of patience whilst I am well, and give me the use of it when I am sick. In that day, either lighten my burden or strengthen my back. Make me, who so often in my health have discovered my weakness presuming on my own strength, to be strong in my sickness when I solely rely on Thy assistance.

Jesus, You are the wounded healer, heal me through Your wounds. You are the God, the Ultimate, Who alone can heal me. You are my Divine Medicine. O Lord! Just say one word, and I shall be healed. Jesus, forgive all my sins and iniquities through Your bloodshed. Have mercy on all my ancestors. O Jesus! Send Your Holy Spirit upon me and liberate me from all bondage.

Jesus, my only Savior, deliver me from all my sins and sickness. Jesus, speak to me in these days of suffering to reveal to me, the Will of God. Come to my help soon. Cut short the days of suffering. Deliver me from the present adversities. Grant me long life and health to praise You in peace. Lift me up to become a witness for You. Thank You Jesus. Praise God for 5 minutes to know the Will of God in Your sufferings. Thus You will receive the strength and grace to suffer.

God willing, You will get immediate deliverance. Lord Jesus Christ, grant me the gift of understanding. Help me to understand the feelings of others, the desires of others, the goals of others. At the same time, help me to understand myself in my actions and reactions. Widen my vision beyond my own small world to embrace with knowledge and love the worlds of others. Help me, Lord, to always see You at work in my own life and in the lives of others. Bless me with insight, acceptance and love that is tempered by You who are all things to all men.

Help me to understand, Lord. Lord Jesus, give us the humility wherever pride reigns, pardon wherever offense abides, grace wherever sin abounds; we pray to You; Jesus Christ, Risen Lord, have mercy on us! May the radiance of Your Light illumine our hearts and brighten our home with the spirit of faith and love. Bless us also with Your Spirit, that happiness and peace may ever abide in all men.

Heavenly King, You have given us archangels to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth. Saint Michael is our protector; I ask him to come to my aid, fight for all my loved ones, and protect us from danger. Saint Gabriel is a messenger of the Good News; I ask him to help me clearly hear Your voice and to teach me the truth. Saint Raphael is the healing angel; I ask him to take my need for healing and that of everyone I know, lift it up to Your throne of grace and deliver back to us the gift of recovery.

Help us, O Lord, to realize more fully the reality of the archangels and their desire to serve us. Holy angels, pray for us. Lord, make this person, patient, community, country, etc. Eternal, Holy God, I come to You burdened with worries, fears, doubts and troubles. Calm and quiet me with peace of mind. Empty me of the anxiety that disturbs me, of the concerns that weary my spirit, and weigh heavy on my heart.

Loosen my grip on the disappointments and grievances I hold on to so tightly. Release me from the pain of past hurts, of present anger and tension, of future fears. Sometimes it's too much for me Lord - too many demands and problems - too much sadness, suffering, and stress. Renew me spiritually and emotionally. Give me new strength, hope, and confidence. Prepare me to meet the constant struggles of daily life with a deeper faith and trust in You. Let Your love set me free Faultless Lord, enduring death for me, You have consummated the debt of my sins: Your sacrifice of forgiveness was absolute!

Grant me the strength to also forgive others, To excuse their transgressions against me. So I may truly reflect this spiritual fruit, Obliterate any persistent feelings of malice. Let each trespass end as a closing chapter, My continuing on the road of righteousness. Forgive my sins as I aspire to forgive others. You are truly archetypical of forgiveness. You are a most forgiving Lord! Lord, open our hearts to receive Your Holy Spirit.

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Teach us to await His coming, just as You did for Mary on the day of the Annunciation, and again on Pentecost - the birthday of the Church - when she was transformed into our Mother. Show the new generation that Your Son, Jesus remains always and forever the one and only Savior of the World. Help us proclaim in a loud and bold voice that He is "the Way, the Truth and the Life.

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The Truth that illuminates our passage through the darkness of life and the world. The Life that enriches us with profound peace.

Psalm Restore us, O God of our salvation, and put away Your displeasure toward us.

Allow Your disciples, at the dawn of the third millennium, to speed up their steps towards obeying Your command to be "one" in unity with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. May we approach the Lord, united, radiant with His light, without somber faces, so that the whole world may know and recognize Jesus Christ living in His disciples. Kind Father, I thank You for my home where loved ones dwell and to which my fondest memories now turn. I praise You for the family love and peace and cheer which follow me and comfort me in strange and distant places.

I am grateful for all things we share in common, the worthy lessons we learn, the hardships and griefs we sometimes bear, the tasks and pleasures which bind us closer to each other, and the abiding affection and heartfelt prayers which still keep our spirits one in You. Shelter my home. O God, and all my dear ones there.

Make me strong, unselfish, and brave to defend and protect them. Send down Your peace to every family on earth and grant an abundance of grace to them so that in doing Your will they may merit the joys of eternal salvation. Lord, I thank You for the gifts You have given me, especially for life, love, family and friends.

Help me to know myself better and to know my talents, as I pray, study and decide on my life's work. Help me to see and understand the path You open for me. Help me choose a life's work, which will be in response to my potential and Your love for me. If I am being invited to follow You as a priest, brother, sister, give me a generous heart to respond to Your challenging call and the strength to follow You wherever You lead me.

O adorable and glorious Savior, consume my heart with that burning fire that ever inflames Your Heart. Pour down on my soul those graces, which flow from Your Love. Let my heart be one with, and in all things conformed to Yours. May Your Will be the rule of both my desires and my actions. Immortal God, Holy Lord, Father and Protector of all You have created, we raise our hearts to You today for those who have passed out of this mortal life.

In Your loving mercy, Father, be pleased to receive them in Your heavenly company, and forgive the failings and faults they may have done from human frailty. Your only Son, Christ, our Savior, suffered so cruelly that He might deliver them from the second death. By His merits may they share in the glory of His victory over sin and death. For all the faithful who have died we pray, but in particular for those dear to us, parents, relatives, and friends. Nor do we forget all who did good to us while on earth, who helped us by their prayers, sacrifices, and example.

We pray also for any who may have done us harm, and stand in special need of Your forgiveness. May the merits and prayers of our Virgin Mother, Mary, and those of all Your angels and saints, speak for us and assist them now.

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  6. We ask this in Christ's name. Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Let us turn to God, the Author of Life, for comfort and consolation in sorrow. God sends us every trial for a greater good. For love of us, remember, He did not spare His only Son. Assist us, too, to greater faith in Your goodness. Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord! Lord, hear my voice!

    Let Your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication. They endure the pain of separation from God, and yet are consoled by the certainty of their salvation. God's beauty attracts them even as the weight of their unworthiness holds them. They need and cry to us for help. Forgive their sins and failings, and in Your goodness summon them soon to You. Have pity on me, have pity on me, O you, my friends, for the hand of God has touched me. Those we aid on the last stage of their journey home to God will never forget us for our help in their hour of need.

    We want you to be quite certain about those who have died, to make sure that you do not grieve about them, like the other people who have no hope. We help them best by a useful and devout life, by the offering of Mass for them, and by constant prayer and good deeds done in their memory. May the merits of our Lady and the saints aid us to do so. It is a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead that they may be freed from their sins. We should pray for them often in gratitude for their kindness to us, and the good example they gave us in times past.

    By Your grace enable us to honor their memory by a good Christian life so that we may one day happily join them in Your Holy presence. In the eyes of the unwise they seemed to die, but they are at peace. He called them home to Himself at the time He did because it was then best for them and for us.

    Be consoled, then, that they are now safe in His hands where no malice or torment can touch them. Have mercy on our dear departed whom we commend to You, forgive them their sins and failings, and give them rest everlasting. Open to me the gates of righteousness that I may enter through them, and give thanks to the Lord. Only a thin veil separates us from the unseen world in which they now live. Faith pierces that veil though our bodily eyes cannot. We should pray as constantly for our dear dead as they never fail to pray for us. Please help us by the merit our Blessed Lady gained beneath Christ's cross to be patient, faithful, and loving.

    Our feet are now standing inside your gates, O Jerusalem. Since the Lord, our God, dwells here, I pray for your happiness. Now, they see the world for what it is, a preparation for the unending bliss they enjoy. They intercede for us always. PRAYER: O Lord, our God, by the prayers of our beloved dead may we be spared sin and trouble on our earthly journey, and may we ever be ready by obeying Your commandments to follow them home.

    When the Lord brought Zion's captives home, at first it seemed like a dream; then our mouths filled with laughter and our lips with song. They have gained their heart's desire and with Him everlasting happiness. They wait for us to join them there. Inspire us to pray often for the faithful departed still being purified, and to pray to those already in the glory of Your presence.

    For we know that when the tent that we live in on earth is folded up, there is a house built by God for us in heaven, an everlasting home not made by human hands. Now is our time to make ready. Be with us, Lord, our God, on our earthly journey. Please guide us safely to the eternal home You have prepared for us. When our way is hard, give us a vision in faith of the splendor of that heavenly home.

    For me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. When God calls us home, our work will be finished here, and He will give us Himself as our eternal reward. Preserve us from every evil, and confirm us in doing good so that death, when it comes, will be for us the door to perpetual life with You. When this perishable nature has put on imperishability, and when this mortal nature has put on immortality, then the scripture will come true: Death is swallowed up in victory.

    Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting? When the idea is not right, God says, "NO". No - when the idea is not the best. No - when the idea is absolutely wrong.

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