Friday, March 20, 2009

Prayers of Saints

"Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering,or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, then. Put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations, and say continually: "The Lord is my strength and my shield. My heart has trusted in Him and I am helped. He is not only with me but in me, and I in Him."
-St. Francis de Sales

"We love you, O our God; and we desire to love you more and more. Grant to us that we may love you as much as we desire, and as much as we ought. O dearest friend, who has so loved and saved us, the thought of whom is so sweet and always growing sweeter, come with Christ and dwell in our hearts; that you keep a watch over our lips, our steps, our deeds, and we shall not need to be anxious either for our souls or our bodies. Give us love, sweetest of all gifts, which knows no enemy. Give us in our hearts pure love, born of your love to us, that we may love others as you love us. O most loving Father of Jesus Christ, from whom flows all love, let our hearts, frozen in sin, cold to you and cold to others, be warmed by this divine fire. So help and bless us in your Son." -Prayer of Anselm, 12th century

[The words in bold type are my emphasis, not the authors'.]

I receive a daily email called, "A Daily Spiritual Seed." It contains readings, prayers, Scripture passages from Old & New Testament. I love it (thanks for the link, MB!). It's a wonderful resource to encourage reflection and prayer.
May these prayers bless you.

1 comment:

Busy Bee Suz said...

Just beautiful Karen. Thanks, Suz