Sweet Lord, please let the waters of my body remember the prayers You have gifted me to pray so that my whole being will be immersed in the infinite ripples of praise and prayer for You and to You in all moments of my life. For then I too can be Your House… A House of Prayer.
And foreigners who bind themselves to the Lord to minister to him, to love the name of the Lord, and to be his servants, all who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it and who hold fast to my covenant— these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.
Tonight as I was putting one of our girls to bed, I was praising her on how kind she had been to one of her sisters this evening and she said to me.
“You know Mom, when I am not good it is because God is letting me try to be good on my own, and when I am good it is because God is helping me to be good.”
I asked her where she learned this, and she told me, “I just feel it in my heart.”
WOW… this is something I have just recently started to understand and I still have a hard time remembering it everyday, and my daughter already knows it.
Thank You God for the three blessings in our life and all of the children throughout the world. Please keep our hearts, eyes and ears open to their pure and perfect praise for You.
I didn’t know anything about St. Patrick before reading an article about him today. I am sure there is still a lot more to know about him, but what I read, I loved and I wanted to share it with you.
Our Heroes: St. Patrick of Ireland by Edward Hoyt
Towards the end of the article Mr. Hoyt says that he has been sitting in the first person for far too long when saying St. Patrick’s prayer. This was yet another reminder of how I was saying “It is MY best life” for far too long.
This is the version of St. Patrick’s prayer that I want to say. I hope you will join me!
Christ be in our hearts every time we think of anyone
Christ be in our mouths every time we speak to anyone
Christ be in our eyes every time see anyone
Christ be in our ears every time we hear anyone