Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
What to do when the world seems to be collapsing around us? Go back on our knees, again, and enter into the mercy of God. There we will find true Light to chase the darkness of fear, true Bread that is good for the soul, and true love – the most powerful element of our beings that exists way beyond hatred and reminds us of our heritage in God.
My sister sent me the following excerpt from a prayer written by Central American Bishop for the canonization of Bishop Oscar Romero, a priest and Bishop who lived through his own passion as he faced war in his own times. I have added today’s Morning Prayer Intercessions from the Brievry. They are particularly appropriate. Will I ponder fear and faithlessness today, or will I faithfully find the will of God today and do it? Holy Spirit of God, have mercy on us.
He restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake. (Psalm 23:3)
We may never see the end results,
but that is the difference between the master builder and the worker.
We are workers, not master builders;
ministers, not messiahs.
We are prophets of a future that is not our own.
Intercessions for Morning Prayer, Friday, Week I
Through his cross the Lord Jesus brought salvation to the human race. We adore him and in faith we call out to him: Response: Lord, pour out your mercy upon us.
Soli ad gloriam
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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.