Saturday, March 03, 2012

Election Prayer

From Mary Jane:

Tonight, at the All Night Vigil at the Carmelite Monastery, this prayer was given to us. The Carmelites prayed it after both Rosaries and Father Wolfe led us after Holy Mass.

Forward it, print it and start praying it!! God bless.
Election Prayer

by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.

Lord Jesus Christ, You told us to give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and to God what belongs to God. Enlighten the minds of our people [in] America. May we choose a President of the United States, and other government officials, according to Your Divine Will. Give our citizens the courage to choose leaders of our nation who respect the sanctity of unborn human life, the sanctity of marriage, the sanctity of marital relations, the sanctity of the family, and the sanctity of the aging. Grant us the wisdom to give You, what belongs to You, our God. If we do this, as a nation, we are confident You will give us an abundance of Your blessings through our elected leaders. Amen.

Composed by Father John Anthony Hardon, S.J.

Imprimatur: +Rene H. Gracida, Bishop of Corpus Christi, July 7, 1992
Published by Eternal Life in 1992

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Kiss of Christ

Lo, there He hangs
dying figure pinned
against the wood.
God, grant that I might
love Him.
even as I should.

I draw a little closer to
share His love divine,
and I softly hear Him

"O foolish child of Mine,
if now I should embrace
My hands would stain
you red,
and if I bent to kiss you,
My thorns would
pierce your head."
'Twas then I learned in
That love demands a
'Twas then I knew that
sorrow was just
The Kiss of Christ.

- from a prayer card