To God Be Glory

To God be glory, to the angels honor, to Satan confusion, to the cross reverence, to the church exaltation, to the departed quickening, to the penitent acceptance, to the prisoners release, to the sick and infirm, recovery and healing, and to the four quarters of the world great peace and tranquility. And also on us … Continue reading To God Be Glory

I Come to You at Your Holy Table

Dear God and Father, it is altogether true that I am not worthy that you should come under my roof, but at your own command and invitation I come to you at your holy table. I fully and firmly believe that you have mercifully forgiven my sins. Preserve me in faith and in unbroken communion … Continue reading I Come to You at Your Holy Table

Do Not Let Me Fall

The Lord will keep me from all evil; he will keep my life. The Lord will keep my going out and my coming in from this time forth and forevermore. (Psalm 121:7-8 ESV, modified) Lord God, heavenly Father, whether we wake or sleep, live or die, we are yours. Take care of me. Do not … Continue reading Do Not Let Me Fall

Give Me the Strength to Seek You

Lord, my God, my one hope, hear me, that I be not unwilling, through weariness, to seek you, but that I may always ardently seek your face. Give me the strength to seek, since you have made me in order to find you, and have given me the hope of finding you more and more. … Continue reading Give Me the Strength to Seek You

Thanksgivings for the Birthday of an Aged Christian

O Lord, our times are in your hands and every day is a gift of your grace. We give thanks with _______ (name) for blessing him with your mercies for the ____ (or many) years of his life. Continue to lead him on your path of righteousness all the days of his life that he … Continue reading Thanksgivings for the Birthday of an Aged Christian

A Gregorian Blessing (1)

May the grace of the Lord + Jesus sanctify us and keep us from all evil. May Christ drive far from us all hurtful things, and purify both our souls and bodies. May Christ bind us to himself by the bond of love, and may his peace abound in our hearts. Amen. Original Source: Gregorian Sacramentary … Continue reading A Gregorian Blessing (1)

Jesus Satisfies Our Longings

Ah! sweet Jesus, pierce the marrow of my soul with the healthful arrows of your love, that it may truly burn, and melt, and languish, with the desire for you alone; that it may desire to be dissolved, and to be with you; let it hunger alone for the bread of life; let it thirst … Continue reading Jesus Satisfies Our Longings

Grant Me Rest in You above All

Grant me, O most sweet and loving Jesus, to rest in you above every creature, above all health and beauty, above all glory and honor, above all power and dignity, above all joy and exultation, above all fame and praise, above all sweetness and consolation, above all hope and promise, above all desert and desire, above … Continue reading Grant Me Rest in You above All

Protection under Christ’s Cross

May the cross of the + Son of God, which is mightier than all the hosts of Satan and more glorious than all the hosts of heaven, abide with you in your going out and in your coming in. By day and by night, at morning and at evening, at all times and in all … Continue reading Protection under Christ’s Cross