Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Holy Trinity's Response To Our Love

Hendrick van Balen: The Trinity


"Jesus answered, and said to him: If any one love me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him, and will make our abode with him."
~John 14:23


This verse always reminds me of the Trinity's desire to dwell within each of us. It is not taken from any of today's Mass readings, but as I was pondering this great mystery of our faith, it is the one that seemed to come to me. How truly awesome and at the same time humbling is God's response to the little bit of love I can give to Him.
"The complete Trinity dwells in us," (R.P. Philippon)


Prayer To The Holy Trinity
Glory be to the Father,
Who by His almighty power and love created me,
making me in the image and likeness of God.



Glory be to the Son,
Who by His 
Precious Blood delivered me from hell,
and opened for me the gates of heaven.

Glory be to the Holy Spirit,
Who has sanctified me in the sacrament of Baptism,
and continues to sanctify me
by the graces I receive daily from His bounty.

Glory be to the Three adorable Persons of the Holy Trinity,
now and forever.


Amen.


(Prayer from Catholic Online)

6 comments:

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Amen.

Beautiful prayer Karinann. Thank you.

God bless.

wheat4paradise said...

The Trinity fashioned each of us in the image of God, yet only by the shedding of the Blood of Christ is that image fully realized. For only through the Precious Blood do we receive the Holy Spirit Who draws us to the Father where the Heart of the Son -- Image of God in perfect human form -- beats with Love for all eternity.

God bless!

David

Karinann said...

Victor- Glad you liked the prayer; I have prayed it several times since finding it.

David- Thank you for bringing us more deeply into the mystery of the Trinity; your thoughts here are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them

God Bless you both.

Colleen said...

I love that prayer! THank you!

Michael said...

I like that prayer a lot. I remember when I was younger and tried so hard to understand the Trinity. It took me quite some time to learn just to accept it as Faith.

God Bless

Karinann said...

Thanks Colleen and Michael.
Michael, I found that this prayer helps with just accepting and believing. Thankfully God does not require our understanding, just our faith.

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.