Daily reflections based on the daily mass readings, other spiritual readings, and nudgings of the Holy Spirit
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Prayer for today...
"Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you, and a hope of finally embracing you."
St. Thomas Aquinas, as quoted in "Living With Christ"
As we begin a new month, new work week, new school year, this prayer is a beautiful way to ask God for exactly what we need! How do each of these elements look in our daily lives? We cannot know God's ways without studying God's word. We cannot love like God without turning our hearts over to God--our human hearts just can't love that big. We can ask God to help us to do what we should do--conduct ourselves with honesty, integrity and compassion. And finally, we wait for God-patiently, and with eager anticipation. God will answer our prayers and give us exactly what we need to live our lives in love. Blessings on your new week, month, school year! Love, heidi