24 December 2021

Peace and Good Will

Our Father who Art in Heaven,
Who is not only present in the great beyond,
But also in our earth-bound heart of hearts,
Hallowed be thy name and hallowed be thy grace
That grants salvation to every believer
Through the merits of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
At this season of the celebration of His Incarnation,
Grant us peace and good will to all of our neighbors,
Because we cannot do it by ourselves without help,
No matter what we promise and how hard we try.
Like the Angels whose wills are thy wills,
Teach us to offer up our own wills to thee.
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive the 
Bad treatment we have received from others,
Through thy infinite mercy divine, and
Forgive us our own sins of thought, word, and deed.
Let our faith be tested by the evil powers,
But no more than we are able to bear.
We not only pray for ourselves, Lord,
But for all the souls of the faithful departed and
All of the people that they leave behind.
Thy kingdom come and thy will be done. Amen!


14 December 2021

Agnus Dei...

At Advent when the Christmas trees go up and lights begin to glow,
The desires and expectations for material things can exceed reality.
Oh Star of Bethlehem, burning bright in the cold December night,
Guide us to the heavenly light of that first holy night in Bethlehem.
Let us give ourselves to Our Heavenly Father this Christmas, and
Receive His gift of eternal life in Heaven with those already there.
Peace on the Earth and goodwill to all men, women, and children.
Regardless of their race, creed, color of skin, and whom they love.
We have no worthy material gifts for God except tears of repentance,
And our tears of repentance are made genuine by our faith alone.
The love of God enables us to be forgiven as we forgive others.
Our proof of faith is our willingness to help the unfortunate,
While we wait for the Messiah to come and rescue us again.
Oh Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Oh Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, grant us peace.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, dona nobis pacem.


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I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. I have been living in Mexico since January 6th, 1999. I am continually studying to improve my knowledge of the Spanish language and Mexican history and culture. I am also a student of Mandarin Chinese.