Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
In the Lord’s prayer, Jesus gave his disciples nine main ideas that take a lifetime to prayerfully ponder. Each phrase of the prayer that he taught his disciples is the basis for hundreds of chapters and thousands of verses of scripture, not to mention a myriad of books and sermons that have been given over the past 10 thousand years. I can casually pray any phrase a thousand times over, but it will be of no value to me, until I take ownership of the phrase, “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” to mean “May your will be accomplished in an through my being here on earth” and actively seek God’s will for each minute in each day of my life. This requires that I allow my heart, my intellect, my memories and feelings, and my actions to be so aligned with the heart, the wisdom, the history and the divine mercy of God. Then I can become God’s eyes, ears, hands, feet, voice and embrace in this world, to restore humanity to its rightful, and intimate, relationship with our Creator. Will I will to have God’s being pulse through my whole being? Father God, may your will be done in and through me...
Great is the steadfast love of the Lord toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. (Psalm 117;2)
If you find that you have wandered away from the shelter of God, lead your heart back to him quietly and simply .
St, Francis de Sales
Check out “Hindsight 2020” , a secular view of God’s will, his “reset” provided through the Pandemic at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw5KQMXDiM4
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Soli ad gloriam Dei
Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.