Friday, February 10, 2012

Enlighten, Guide, Strengthen, Console

As I was leaving our Perpetual Adoration chapel today, I picked up a prayer card from a little display outside the chapel. This little display always has different prayer cards in it, and this particular one has been there for a few weeks. Funny how I chose today to take a card. I didn't read the prayer until I got home; it was the image that caught my eye. God always knows what we need to hear and when we need to hear it, and He certainly knows how to speak the right words to us.
I am not sure of the author, but I thought I would share it here.

Come, Holy Spirit
Replace the tension within us 
with a holy relaxation;
Replace the turbulence within us 
with a sacred calm;
Replace the anxiety within us 
with a quiet confidence;
Replace the fear within us 
with a strong faith;
Replace the bitterness within us 
with the sweetness of grace;
Replace the darkness within us 
with a gentle light;
Replace the coldness within us 
with a loving warmth;
Replace the night within us 
with Your Light.


Colleen said...

Oh I love this prayer! Thank you for sharing it! God bless!

Michael said...

God always meets us - wherever we are.

Thanks for sharing!

God Bless.

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.