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Gentle Jesus


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Gentle Jesus listen closely

To the words that I would say,

‘Tis with love that knows no limits,

That I come to Thee today.

For without You life is empty,

With no comfort anyplace,

I have naught save You to help me,

Do not turn away Thy face.

Gentle Jesus teach me patience,

Take away this foolish pride,

Grant I only permitted,

To continue at Thy side.

Though my heart is sometimes weary,

And my eyes are filled with tears,

I have only but to tell Thee

And my sorrow disappears.

Gentle Jesus, Lord and Master,

Deep within this human shell,

Lives a soul which Thou hast ransomed,

It would love Thee long and well.

You have felt as I am feeling,

Who could better understand,

That the One who meekly listened,

To their “crucify the Man!”

Grace E. Easley

Taken from Sharing Jan-Feb. 2007 (Bi-monthly magazine of Diocese of Simla- Chandigarh)

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Prayer for Families

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God the Father/ the Son and the Holy Spirit/ source, strength and summit of families/ we thank and praise you/ for the gift of all families/ created in your images and likeness/ and spread out/ in the mountains and plains/ of our Diocese of Simla Chandigarh./ Fill our families with your Holy Spirit/ so that they may be centered on the Word/ and draw inspiration/ from your divine family of the Trinity/ and the human family of Nazareth/ Jesus, Mary and Joseph./ May the broken and dysfunctional families be made whole/ sinful families be made holy./ May each family experience your unconditional love./ May all the families-/parents and children/ husbands and wives/ brothers and sisters/ through the death and resurrection of Jesus/ become sacramental presence/ of grace and blessing/ for one another/ and be agents of/ God’s reconciliation and salvation.
Amen.

Mary, Queen of peace, Pray for us
Mary, Queen of families, Pray for us
Blessed Deva Sahayam Pillai, Pray for us
Blessed Mariam Thresia, Pray for us

PRAYER FOR FAMILY prepared by Family Commission,Simla Chandigarh Diocese posted by Fr.P.Sahayaraj. Kindly pray.

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2014 in Prayers

 

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God’s constant guidance

Lord welcomes us with open hands

Lord welcomes us with open hands

The Daily Reflection reading brought me to the most amazing verse from the Bible. So far my favorite verse was, “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son,” (John 3:16). This constantly reminded me that God loves me and I can be what I want to be. As a matter of fact I could do anything under the sky (this verse gave me that much of liberty and when I say that I could do anything then I am referring to all those things which are quite not acceptable). And then also I have this another verse or say the full Psalm that I took freedom to be my trump card to pass through any difficult time i.e., Psalm 23. I have misused it to my advantage. Sheer signs of misbalance in my carefree and life full of enjoyment I would use it to my refuge. Apparently, life came to its full circle for me and I got the opportunity to return, I thoroughly understood the Prodigal Son’s story.

Lord, wants us to be His and at times He rebukes us in a fashion that brings us closer to Him. He has always wanted the best for us. The choice of free will and being in with Him all makes sense. Anything and everything becomes an affirmation of our faith. The words spoken, the actions taken as well as the deeds done all of it become the reflection of God’s work in our life.

I surrendered my all to the Almighty (no I have not renounced the world). I have surrendered my life, my thoughts, my words, my actions and my complete being to Him. I was worried sick that how this new change of events would work for me in the world we live in, would I falter, would I be lost again… Itwas then that this verses were presented to me as the Daily reading. “If you have received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him. Be rooted and built up in him, strengthened in his faith as you were taught, an overflowing with thoughtfulness.” Col 2:6

I fell on my knees and thanked God from the bottom of my heart for that it confirmed that my worries were not hidden from Him and that he was guiding me and helping me to go forth and be an example of His mercies.

The life will bestow many challenges and hurdles in my life. It is said that great journey’s begins with one step. I have taken this one step. I am aware that the path I have so freely chosen is the narrowest of all. And that walking away from it would provide me with the easy way out but the easy way out is not the solution. The easy way out is only the deep hole we dig for our grave. When one can differentiate between the just and unjust that is when the narrowest path seems wider that the 6 lane highways.

I would like to make a small prayer for the ones who have accepted Jesus Christ in their lives and have prepared themselves to walk the path of faith that the Lord constantly guide and help them.

Amen.

 
 

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