Tuesday, July 27, 2010
A Prayerful Meme
My 3 favorite prayers are (in no particular order):
1. The Anima Christi- I love this prayer because I always feel "wrapped in Christ" when I pray it or that I am wrapping others on Christ when I pray it for someone else.
2. The Jesus Prayer- I love the humility and simplicity of this prayer.
3. Prayer of Abandonment by Bl. Charles de Foucauld- This beautiful prayer reminds me that God is control of everything and that I need to place my entire life in His hands.
Here are the prayers in their entirety.
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.