Sunday, March 4, 2012

Offering more....

Unto You, my Lord, I pledge my feeble body.
Not to be healed but to be forgiven.
Not to be recreated in my own image, but to be created in your own image.
Not to grieve but to have hope.
Not to have questions but to have answers.
Not to have anger but to have understanding.
Not to have fear but to have commitment.
Not to have ideals but to have concrete ideas.
Not to be ruled but to rule myself.
Not to have love, but to be love and give love to others.
Not to take but to share.
Not to critique but to know.
Not to complain but to be thankful for each day You give me.
For this and all things I say thanks.

A Lenten Prayer
Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy.
Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy.
Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I may love only what is holy.
Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, that I may defend all that is holy.
Guard me, O Holy Spirit, that I myself may always be holy.
St Augustine

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