More precious than gold: Quiet times with God : devotions

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Mattresses, wrought of twisted flags, lay by the side of the cell; the sides, like the floor, had been roughly brought to shape, and several herbs and flowers were hung around them. But oh the tender heart that our Savior displays towards His Father and towards His people. But in accompanying Jesus on the Via Dolorosa, the Way of Sorrow, we also gain courage from his commitment to the Father in that journey, from his courage to face what comes, and finally from the realization of the truth that with God endings become the building blocks of new beginnings.

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Through the Year with Jimmy Carter: 366 Daily Meditations

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Although we may have stepped backwards in our spiritual journey, now is the time to rearrange our priorities, to recommit ourselves to the Lord. If only you become fearless, then the identification with the body will vanish. In the midst of that experience Paul discovered that God's grace is sufficient to see us through all our sufferings. Prayer Request - February 1, 2013 It's a new year. The festival later became known as Pentecost - from the Greek word meaning "fiftieth". Speak to us of those who are devout to Jesus Christ” (yet they often name Him without uncovering: I say this by way of parenthesis). “We must have recourse to Jesus Christ; He is our only Mediator.

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The Little Way of Saint Therese of Lisieux: Into the Arms of

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Would you go right on saying the things you always say? It should preferably, be travelled on foot in processional form, and interspersed with prayer, hymns and pauses at the shrines marking the rout to the sanctuary. We all deserve the latter but a gracious God has given some the luxury of the former. Hence there is no conflict among the various cults and creeds. The Christian who meditates on this psalm will likely experience mixed feelings - of comfort in reading what was prophesied about the Saviour centuries before His advent, and unease in knowing He was taking our place; of joy in the knowledge that He came to rescue us from suffering, and heartbreak at what He had to endure.

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Song at Twilight

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No Christian worthy of the name will choose any other road than Mary, the one planned out by Him Who called Himself ‘the Way.’ To be unwilling to pass through the arms of the Immaculate Queen, in our search for God and for His Son, would be to presume to rectify what He Him­self accomplished, in the stupendous miracle of the Incarnation. With over 600 hymns to his credit—many of them classics like "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross"—Isaac Watts has rightfully earned the title, "the father of English hymnody."

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New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional

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Vigilantly persist in both these; not only in the stable judgment and practice, but in all meekness toward those who attempt to hinder you, or otherwise give you trouble. ’Tis a sign of weakness, either to be enraged at them, or desist from the right practice, and give up yourself as defeated. The example of the priests does not in any way explain what Jesus did, nor does it authorize a church foot washing ritual. The next three, viz., generality, particularity and inherence are logical categories.

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Talks for a Sunday morn

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I have not infrequently been struck by the fact that Protestant children, who have as yet been given no bias against this devotion, quickly perceive its loveliness and are strongly attracted by it when once they are given even an elementary idea of it. We'll say, 'No, thank you, we can't stay for eternity, we'll just sit and have a few minutes of bliss with you and then we have to get back.'" Some of us may react the way these people did, because heaven will be far more wonderful than we can ever imagine.

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Into God's Presence: Listening to God through Prayer and

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He is the “Glory and the Lifter of our heads” at all times. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture Quotations are from the New American Standard Bible, Updated Edition © The Lockman Foundation No matter how I inspire them, they ignore Me in favour of the ways of this world. Claude Colombiere, the man chosen by Christ Himself to promote the devotion to the Sacred Heart, was Fr. Remember these things always: what the nature of the universe is: what thine own nature: and how related to the universe: What sort of part thou art, and of what sort of whole: and that no man can hinder thee to act and speak what is agreeable to that whole, of which thou art a part. 10.

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One Hour to Inner Peace (Faith Over Fear Book 1)

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It reminds us of the contemplative aspectof our Christian life. In any event, Bishops should take a positive and encouraging stance with regard to popular religiosity, unless there are patently obvious reasons to the contrary. Already the roof of the sacred edifice re-echoed the sound of the solemn chants, and the melodious tones of the organ had filled all hearts with recollection and prayer; every head was bowed and the God of the Eucharist had blessed His children prostrate in lowly adoration, The unbelieving musician, alone, dared to raise his haughty brow before that God despised by his forefathers, but it was in vain.

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Growing in Courage (Life in Abundance)

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Most people today both crave and shudder at this daunting simplicity. All wounds shall be healed and all ills shall be made good. But note: none of the practices discussed here are required for a Christian .... That's not the way God wants us, as Christians, to go down. Applying is easy and you can get started online. More times than not, I have opened up my email only to find that the devotional for the day was exactly what God was speaking to my heart.” – Brad in Texas USA “Those of us in the workplace need frequent reminders to keep God first.

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Daily Meditations (With Scripture) for Busy Couples

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Grant me grace, O Jesus, to be resigned and patient under all the afflictions it may please Thy divine providence to have in store for me. Faithful stewardship requires that we manage His possession in manner that reflects the heart of the owner, even if that does not yet reflect our own heart. Mary Martha Chambon (1841-1907) of the Monastery of the Visitation in Chambery, France. He may take away my friends, he may throw me among strangers, he may make me feel desolate, make my spirits sink, hide my future from me—still he knows what he is about.

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