Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Monday, March 10, 2014
Give us, O Lord, steadfast hearts, which no unworthy affection may drag downwards. Give us unconquered hearts, which no tribulations can wear out. Give us upright hearts, which no unworthy purpose may tempt aside. Bestow upon us also, O Lord our God, understanding to know you, diligence to seek you, wisdom to find you, and a faithfulness that may finally embrace you.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Jesus, we commend to you the sick, the unhappy, the poor, and all who beg for food and employment, imploring for all and every one the assistance of your providence. We commend to you their families, so that they may be fruitful centers of Christian life. May the abundance of your grace be poured out over all.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Lord, grant us to believe in the heart, to confess with the mouth, to confirm with works that the covenant of God is in our flesh, so that others, seeing our good works, might magnify our Father who is in heaven, through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom is glory for ever and ever.
Friday, March 7, 2014
O Lord, penetrate those murky corners where we hide memories and tendencies on which we do not care to look, but which we will not disinter and yield freely up to you, that you may purify and transmute them. The persistent buried grudge; the half-acknowledged enmity which is still smoldering; the bitterness of that loss we have not turned into sacrifice; the private comfort we cling to; the secret fear of failure which saps our initiative and is really inverted pride; the pessimism which is an insult to your joy. O Lord, we bring all these to you and we review them in your steadfast light.