Saturday, May 23, 2009

Christ prays for me

"I pray not only for these but also for those who through their teaching will come to believe in me." (John 17: 20)

Christ the High Priest has prayed especially for me: "Emmanuel, Emmanuel, I pray that your faith will not falter. After the trial, when you are strong, strengthen your brothers."

Thank you Jesus.

Christ's prayer is very effective.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Path to life

"Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope….. You will show me the path to life, fullness of joys in your presence, the delights at your right hand forever." (Psalm 16: 1, 11)

The Holy Spirit has shown me the path to life – the 7-Way Plan.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

St. Bernadine

"Father, you gave St. Bernadine a special love for the name of Jesus. By the help of his prayers, may we always be alive with the spirit of your love…." (Prayer on the feast of St. Bernadine – 05/20/2009)

Exactly ten years ago, I confided this brief reflection on the above prayer:

God gave St. Bernadine a special gift: Love of the name of Jesus. Everything is a gift from our Father.

St. Ignatius Loyola also had special love for the name of Jesus. He called the religious order he founded – The Society of Jesus.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

When the Holy Spirit is in Control

"Father, let your Spirit come upon us with power to fill us with his gifts. May he make our hearts pleasing to you, and ready to do your will ……"

We are 12 days away from Pentecost 2009. We ask the Father to fill us with the awesome gifts of the Holy Spirit so that our hearts will always be pleasing to Him. With the Holy Spirit firmly in control of our hearts, He will dispose us to do God's will in all things.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Come into His Presence with Confidence

"Let us come to God's presence with confidence, because we will find mercy and strength when we need it." (Hebrews 4: 6)

How to come into God's presence:

  • Prayer
  • Word of God
  • Eucharist
  • Blessed Sacrament

How to come into God's presence with confidence:

  • As sons and daughters
  • Aware of His provisions and promises
  • Aware of His reputation for mercy

Sunday, May 17, 2009

You will also be my witness

"When the Holy Spirit comes to you, the Spirit whom I shall send, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness to me, and you also will be my witnesses." (John 15: 26 – 27)

Yes Lord. Let it be done to me according to your word. I am your servant.