Tuesday, June 4, 2013
A New Prayer For The Me In The Mirror
I just heard that we are about half way through our Year of Faith. I've enjoyed reading the extra reflections from the Magnificat Year of Faith Companion these last few months. Something that I have needed to hear, always seems to pop up. This afternoon I was reading today's reflection and peeked forward to tomorrow's...Lo and behold, a beautiful prayer!
I'm typing it out for my bathroom "bulletin board," right above the sink! I just love these kinds of discoveries and reminders to that Me in the mirror:)
+Just thought I'd share+
Teach me, my Lord, to be sweet and gentle in all events of life: in disappointments, in the thoughtlessness of others, in the insincerity of those I trusted, in the unfaithfulness of those on whom I relied. Let me put myself aside, to think of the happiness of others, to hide my little pains and heartaches, so that I may be the only one to suffer them. Teach me to profit by the suffering that comes across my path. Let me so use it that it may mellow me, not harden nor embitter me; that it may make me patient, not irritable, that it may make me broad in my forgiveness, not narrow, haughty and overbearing. May no one be less good for having come within my influence. No one less pure, less noble for having been a fellow traveler in our journey toward eternal life. As I go my rounds from one distraction to another, let me whisper, from time to time, a word of love to you. May our life be lived in the supernatural, full of power for good, and strong in its purpose of sanctity.
~From Manual of Prayers,
Pontifical North American College