Saturday, July 12, 2008

A Well-trained tongue

"The Lord God has given me a well-trained tongue, that I might know how to speak to the weary a word that will rouse them. Morning after morning he opens my ear that I may hear…." (Isaiah 50: 4)

Before you speak, you must learn what to say. You sit at the feet of Jesus and the Holy Spirit instructs you by means of the word. When you have mastered the lessons, all the lessons, the Spirit of truth sends you to the "weary."

Thank you Father for this word. I believe it. Consecrate me in the truth. Your word is truth. Consecrate my tongue, my hands, all of men.

"Consecrate me in the truth." Set me apart exclusively for the work of the truth.

"A word that will rouse them (the weary)" - Rouse them to conversion; strengthen the discouraged; warn the complacent.

Friday, July 11, 2008

The Power of Acceptance

"Father, in your plan of salvation your Son Jesus Christ accepted the cross and freed us from the power of the enemy. May we come to share the glory of his resurrection….." (Prayer at Mass)

Note the power of acceptance. When we accept God's will in our life, we become free to enjoy God's power in every circumstance. In dying, we find life. In accepting tribulations, we overcome the fear of suffering and become free. Jesus achieved freedom for us through the acceptance of His Father's will to suffer and die.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Name of Jesus

"At the name of Jesus, every knee must bend, in heaven, on earth, and under the earth; … Jesus Christ is Lord." (Philippians 2: 10-11)

Jesus is Lord!

Jesus Prayer

Come Lord Jesus!

Jesus' name is one of my greatest gifts.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Eucharist and the Promise of Life

"Lord, look at mercy on our offerings. May we who share the holy gifts receive the life they promise….." (Prayer at Mass)

Look at mercy on our offerings – We are weak and inadequate. So are our offerings. Instead of looking at our miserable offerings, look rather on your Son who offers Himself for us.

The Eucharist promises life to those who receive it worthily.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008


"You will lay down your life for me, will you?' Jesus answered. 'I tell you truly, the cock will not crow before you have three times disowned me!" (John 13: 38)

Dearest Jesus, you are right. I can betray you and I will betray you unless you help me. Help me for I am weak. Help me for I do not want to betray you.

Monday, July 07, 2008

My Hope and My Trust

"I will sing of your salvation… For you are my hope, O Lord, my trust, O God, from my youth. On you I depend from my mother's womb; you are my strength." (Psalm 71: 8, 5-6)

God is my hope. I trust in Him in everything. He has taught me from my youth and till the present I proclaim His wondrous deeds.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

A Sharp-edged Sword

"The Lord called me from birth, from my mother's womb he gave me my name. He made me a sharp-edged sword and concealed me in the shadow of his arm." (Isaiah 49: 1-2)

The Lord called me from birth and gave me the name Emmanuel. He is training me today, forming me into a sharp-edged sword.

Father, let your plan for me life be fully accomplished.