30 May 2022

My Morning Prayer

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, thank you for passing us safely through the night.
Thank you for this new day in which to serve you for the greater glory of God.
This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.
I will be happy in the Lord! I am happy in the Lord in whom I trust,
Who is my rock, my foundation, my salvation, my refuge and my strength,
My wisdom and understanding, my sword, my shield, my hope for the Resurrection,
And God, I love you forever because you created me, you gave me life, 
You sustain me, you forgive my sins, and you first loved me.
Father, I praise your holy name and thank you for all that you have given to me
In the past, the present, and the future union with you, and your Son Jesus Christ, 
My Lord and Savior, and your Holy Spirit, the Virgin Mary, her spouse Joseph, and
The Apostles, the Disciples, the Saints, the Angels, the Holy Innocents, and Holy Martyrs, 
My parents, George and Armella, my siblings Suzanne, Kathryn, and Daniel,
My friends, and relatives, and neighbors, my ancestors, and my progeny,
And all of the faithful departed, who, through the mercy of God and the sacrifice of
Jesus Christ who died on the cross for our sins at Calvary and rose again from the dead,
Will live and reign with him in perpetual glory, according to the promise
That if we love God with our whole heart, whole soul, and whole mind, 
And we love our neighbor as ourselves, we will be with Him forever in Paradise. 
Father, please take away my sins and create in me a new person.
Wipe away the stain of guilt from my soul that I may truly be an anointed son of God, 
And say to you, “Abba,” Father, like a small child, and speak to you being to Being 
As did Moses and Elias, and others. I pray for goodness and justice, and mercy 
In the name of Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior, Amen!


22 May 2022

Like blood that stains the grass...

 The abyss is full of souls who turned their face away from God,
To follow earthly pleasures and who now grieve through Hell's eternal night.
Those who court the fame that lives in name only after their flesh is gone,
Are like blood that stains the grass and is washed away by the rain.
It is the lust for wealth and power that changes a shepherd into a wolf,
A wolf that scatters the sheep and drives them from the fold to the flames.
Lies are acts that to the liar are more convenient and attractive than truth.
Beware of the wolf who wears sheep's clothing in order to deceive others,
Test all things and hold fast only to what is good, and proven, and true.
Heavenly Father, grant that I am always wise in thought, word, and deed,
By the light of your Holy Spirit, rejoicing in your divine consolation. Amen.


11 May 2022

The foolish wish of the little flower...

 If every little flower wished to be a rose then Nature would lose variety.
There are big things and little for people to do and the task we must do is the near.
Just as the sun shines on the tiniest flower as it does on the mighty redwood,
The light of Divine Providence falls equally on all, be they great or small.
This is the day that the Lord has given me and I will rejoice and be glad in it.
For the Lord is my Shepherd and I lack for nothing that really matters.
He leads me beside still waters and green pastures and He comforts me.
He guides my soul  through the valley of shadows and death without weariness.
I fear no evil, for faith in the words of my Good Shepherd console me.
I am confident that the Lord's goodness and mercy will follow me always,
Wherever I go, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.
The search for the path to heaven is the path to heaven.
Seek Jesus Christ and He will find you. Ask Him to be your Shepherd too!


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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.